• 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.


Margaret  Arana

A UCLA graduate in English Literature (summa cum laude), Maggie Arana was in a sexless relationship for many years and this experience provided the impetus for writing "Stop Calling Him Honey.." Her experience gives her a unique and personal viewpoint as to why so many couples fall into the Roommate Syndrome, even when they still love, respect and support each other.

Maggie written for various Los Angeles-based publications including Music Connection, the now-defunct BAM Magazine, and the AAA travel magazine, Westways. A long-time lover of alternative music, she was a member of legendary early goth-rock band Kommunity FK. Maggie also enjoyed several years in the public relations business where she worked as a staff writer.

Maggie lives in the Mount Washington area of Los Angeles with her two rescued cats and is in a very happy long-term relationship.

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