• 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.


Kansas  Cafferty

Kansas Cafferty, LMFT, MCA, CATC, has been in the field of addiction treatment since 1997. He is the founder and director of both The Cafferty Clinic and True North Recovery Services in Encinitas, CA. In addition he helped develop the first national credential for adolescent addiction counselors, serves as a commissioner to the NAADAC National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals, and is on the editorial advisory board for Advances in Addiction and Recovery magazine. He is a former director of clinical services for Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and brings to the industry not only his professionalism but his own continuous personal recovery that began in his adolescence in 1996.

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