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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.


Joseph  Guydish

Joseph Guydish, PhD, is professor of medicine and health policy at the University of California San Francisco. His research concerns access, delivery, and organization of substance abuse treatment services. In recent years his work has focused on tobacco dependence in addiction treatment, because of the high rate of smoking in this population, because of the known health consequences, and because of the increasing evidence that quitting smoking in addiction treatment also improves drug abuse outcomes.