• 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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Joan  Ward

Joan Ward is a retired educator having worked as a teacher, school counselor, principal, and Pennsylvania Department of Education Distinguished Educator. She is a member of the Parent Panel Advisory Council for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, a parent coach for the Parent Support Network of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, and steering committee member of the Bridge to Hope Family Support Group.