• 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.


Jeffrey C. Friedman

Jeffrey C. Friedman, MHS, LISAC, is a primary therapist at Cottonwood Tucson, a 48-bed inpatient behavioral health treatment center located in Tucson, Arizona. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the School of Human Services of Lincoln University. Jeff’s work at Cottonwood includes treating chemically dependent and disordered young adult gambling patients, lecturing on the neurobiology of addictive and mood disorders, and presenting workshops on a range of behavioral health issues at counseling conferences throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His articles have appeared in Counselor, Addiction Professional and Together AZ.

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