Month: January 2016

Building Engagement Among Incarcerated Clients In New Mexico

In 2006, San Juan County, NM, launched its innovative Methamphetamine Pilot Program (MPP), as part of its Alternative Sentencing Division. The MPP accepts substance-abusing offenders convicted within the San Juan County court system. At present, the program is for women only and provides 60 days of jail-based, gender-appropriate treatment for about 20 clients at a… Read more »

Just published: A comparison of an opioid abuse screening tool and prescription drug monitoring data in the emergency department

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in the “Drug and Alcohol Dependence” journal titled, “A comparison of an opioid abuse screening tool and prescription drug monitoring data in the emergency department.”  Highlights from the study findings concluded that: • It can be difficult to detect substance use disorders in emergency department patients. •… Read more »