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    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.


Derrick  Crim

Derrick Crim, EdD, LADC, CPPR, MAPM, is currently an assistant professor at the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs, Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN, and a spiritual care professional for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, MN. Dr. Crim has twenty-seven years of behavioral health experience. He has his BA in human services from Metropolitan State University, a master's in counseling and addiction studies from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, and received his doctorate in leadership from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN. In addition, he has a master's degree in pastoral ministry (MAPM) from the St. Paul Seminary & School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN.