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Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’

Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’

The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Overdoses, fueled by opioids, are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old, killing roughly 64,000 people last year, more than guns or car accidents, and at faster velocity than the H.I.V. epidemic. The extent of the opioid crisis is … Read more about Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’Read more

Kicking off the Get Out and Stay Out Initiative

Kicking off the Get Out and Stay Out Initiative

Despite the valiant efforts of our hardworking corrections staff and probation officers, there is very little support for former inmates to re-enter society as productive citizens. The problem can be most challenging in our jails, where shorter sentences are served, versus our prisons, which have longer stays and the opportunity for more formalized programs. The … Read more about Kicking off the Get Out and Stay Out InitiativeRead more