• 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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John M.  Thorp
MD

Dr. Thorp is the McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and the vice chair for research. He is a professor of maternal and child health, division director of women’s primary healthcare, deputy director for the Center for Women’s Health Research, and the executive medical director for the UNC Horizons Program. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal and fetal medicine. Dr. Thorp is a highly successful research scientist, and has published over three hundred peer-reviewed journal articles to date.