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).
Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in
private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr.
Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health
professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health
care, as well as wisdom keepers from many traditions, Dr. Weedn applies
traditional wisdom to a dynamic format. Since 2004, she has provided in-depth
psychological assessments of patients at chemical dependency treatment centers.
Her reports and recommendations guide individualized treatment planning and
interventions designed to maximize treatment outcomes and guard against
episodes of relapse.
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