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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.


Phyllis A. Gardner

Phyllis A. Gardner, PhD, is president of IC&RC, which has protected the public since 1981 by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. Gardner holds a doctoral degree in sociology from Texas Woman’s University and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor, certified clinical supervisor, and certified advanced addictions counselor. She has served the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals in various capacities since 1990 and is a past president of the Texas Association of Addiction & Prevention Professionals.

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