• 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).


  • 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).


Michael  Walsh

Michael Walsh, MS, CAP, BRI-I, is currently the executive director and COO at HARP Treatment Center. He is the former president/CEO of The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). He holds a master's degree in substance abuse counseling, is a certified intervention professional and a certified addiction professional with extensive knowledge, experience, and understanding of the treatment industry from preadmission through intervention, admissions process, case management, referent relations, client services, and aftercare coordination for patients.


He has served as a liaison to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, IC&RC, and many other industry organizations and boards. He is a current board member of both C4 and Floridians for Recovery. He has presented at many national and international conferences including the Cape Cod Symposium, Florida Lawyers Assistance, Southeastern Conference on Addictive Disorders, NCAD, West Coast Symposium, All-Party Parliamentary Drug Misuse Group, UKESAD, and Axis. He has worked in various capacities for and with most of the premier facilities in the addiction treatment industry as an employee, consultant, and independent contractor. He has a deep understanding of the issues relating to performance measurement and payment reform and he has been actively involved in the addiction treatment field for over two decades.