• 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.


Robert  Ackerman

Professor of Sociology and Program Coordinator for the interdisciplinary degree in Human Services at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, Dr. Ackerman serves as the editor of Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. As an author he has published numerous articles and research findings and is best known for writing the first book in the United States on children of alcoholics. He has become internationally known for his work with families and children of all ages.

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