• 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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Barbara  Schmidt

With over 30 years of the study of religion, sacred text, psychology, meditation, and self-help and with nearly 10 years of teaching Barb founded the not-for-profit Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life as an organization that provides educational and inspirational opportunities for individuals to create a happy, loving, peaceful life. In 2001, Barb partnered with the Peace Studies program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida to promote dialogue and guidance for individuals seeking peace within themselves and their communities. She is the author of The Practice: A Way of Life.

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