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Treating inmates with withdrawal syndrome

Facilities must have a medically based response plan to address this problem

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Jails and custody facilities house inmates that are active users of both legitimate and illicit opioids, all of which are highly addictive.

If an inmate in your jail is suffering from drug withdrawal syndrome you must know how to identify the symptoms. Learn more in this tip from risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.