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Inmates not always treated for addiction, mental illness

Unpredictable behavior, irrationality, confusion, loss of control: all are symptoms of mental illness and signs of drug abuse.

Although the two can be similar, problems of addiction and mental health have long been dealt with separately in county jails, Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Terrence Jungel said.

Mentally ill inmates with drug addictions seeking help for their illnesses often are turned away from treatment because of their substance abuse problem and vice versa, Jungel said.


Via Lives Lived Well
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New efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse - WSFA

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New efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse
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A trio of new laws in Alabama is designed to fight prescription drug abuse. A recent study found the state had one of the highest rates of abuse in the nation.
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Doctors, pharmacists choose to bypass E-Forcse database, helps prevent drug ... - WPTV

Doctors, pharmacists choose to bypass E-Forcse database, helps prevent drug ... - WPTV | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
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Doctors, pharmacists choose to bypass E-Forcse database, helps prevent drug ...
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The goal is to prevent drug overdoses and abuse. But a small percentage of pharmacists and doctors are using it.
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E-Force is a potential solution to help prevent drug abuse.

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Study: Most criminals abuse drugs, lack treatment - USA TODAY

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Study: Most criminals abuse drugs, lack treatment USA TODAY Researchers drug tested 1,736 men in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York and Sacramento within 48 hours of their arrest as part of the 2012 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report,...
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For over a decade, scientists at TRI have been conducting experimental research investigating the critical elements of specialized programs for drug offenders and determining which types of drug offenders are best suited for which types of programs. Learn more about our solutions for this issue. http://ow.ly/lmfvH  ;

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