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    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.


Elaine R. Ferguson

Elaine Ferguson, MD, an Ivy League-educated physician, is a graduate of Brown University and Duke University School of Medicine. She has practiced holistic medicine in the Chicago area for over two decades in both public and private practice. Dr. Ferguson is the current Senior Medical Director for the US Postal Service Great Lakes Area. Over the course of her career, Dr. Ferguson has lectured on holistic medicine at various colleges, universities, and medical schools. Her consulting practice, One Health, offers a line of downloadable, educational audio and workbook products designed for those with various physical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and post-surgical recovery. These products are available on her website www.HowtoGetWellFaster.com. Dr. Ferguson has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs including "The Balancing Act"—a Lifetime television premier morning show. Dr. Ferguson lives with her husband, Victor, in Valparaiso, Indiana. To learn more visit DrElaine.net

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