• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Heidi  Allison

Heidi created the Chili Pepper Diet and supervised an independent research study comparing the effects of a chili pepper diet and a conventional low-fat diet.  The results of the study were analyzed by the UCLA School of Medicine Statistical/Biomathematical Consulting Clinic.  Heidi is a successful participant of this diet and has maintained a ninety-pound weight loss for over ten years.

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