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There’s no denying that substance use and addiction is rampant in our justice system. As of 2005, this health problem was involved in the crimes of 1.9 million inmates -- 85% of the U.S. prison and jail population. 

CASAColumbia’s Jon Morgenstern reflects on six insights from his work in addiction treatment research during his tenure at CASAColumbia 

Cory Monteith, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger and now the award-winning Philip Seymour Hoffman, how many more talented stars must die from addiction before we treat it as the disease that it is?

This fourth and final CASAHOPESM (Housing Opportunities Program Evaluation) project paper, an evaluation of a joint New York City and State program that provides supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals with ongoing substance use problems.

CASAColumbia recently sat down with Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., Director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and Founder of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), to talk about how the U.S. can create smart and effective marijuana policy.

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