• 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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Gregory  Skipper
MD

Dr. Skipper is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and he is a certified medical review officer. He is currently the director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers in Los Angeles. He previously served as medical director of the Alabama Physician Health Program (1999-2011) and was on the council that created and oversaw the Oregon Health Professionals Program (1989-1993). Dr. Skipper was formerly medical director of Springbrook Hazelden and he was a chief advisor to the designing of the professionals program at Betty Ford Center and Bradford Health Services.