• Substance Use Treatment in Jails: Current Issues and Recommendations 

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that in 2014, 21.5 million people in the United States age twelve and older had at least one substance use disorder (SUD), as cited in Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ; 2015).

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  • Opiate Use: The Tip of the Iceberg for Adults in Jail

    Law enforcement officials and public health professionals are currently concentrating their efforts on reducing opiate use, and for good reason, but they may be overlooking even more prevalent substance use disorders (SUDs).

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David  Sack
MD

is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and Los Angeles. Prior to joining Elements Behavioral Health, a network of addiction treatment programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers; The Ranch outside Nashville; The Recovery Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sack enjoyed successful careers in clinical research and administrative psychology. He served as a senior clinical scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and as Senior Vice President for Clinical Research for Comprehensive Neurosciences, where his research included investigations in schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, cognitive disorders, and alcohol dependency. Dr. Sack is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine, and is a certified Medical Review Officer.

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