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Dr. Harry Wexler to Begin Blogging for Spectrum Health Systems

By Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Published: 02/12/2013

Article:
Further establishing Spectrum Health Systems as a leading authority in the field of addictions, Dr. Harry K. Wexler will begin blogging on Spectrum's website, www.SpectrumHealthSystems.org. As Spectrum's Senior Research Advisor, Dr. Wexler's first blog will discuss criminal justice reform, while future topics will include innovative rehabilitation efforts especially related to "what works" in prison and community-based substance abuse treatment. It's a page you will definitely want to bookmark.

Dr. Wexler is an internationally recognized scientific expert with a long record of research in correctional substance abuse services and outcomes, among other areas. His work has been instrumental in establishing the effectiveness and return-on-investment of providing publicly funded drug treatment in jails, prisons and community corrections settings. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, studies and books - and has been a senior advisor to several federal agencies, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections and National Institute on Drug Abuse.

About Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum operates over 125 institutional and community-based programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, Maine, Iowa, Florida and Washington State ---- serving more than 45,000 individuals each year.
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