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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.


Sandra  Del Sesto

Director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College, has promoted the cause of certification - at the state and national levels - for her entire career. Sandra sits on the Executive Committee for the Rhode Island Board for Certification of Chemical Dependency Professionals. With IC&RC, she is outgoing Secretary for the organization, a member of the Executive Committee and the Co-Chair of the Prevention Committee.