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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.


Patrick  Haggerson

Program director of Ethno-Cultural Activities at the Betty Ford Institute, Patrick received his BA in Spanish Education from Arizona State in 1974 and his MA in Substance Abuse Counseling with a Bilingual Certification from the University of Iowa in 1988. Patrick had worked at the Betty Ford Center for over 14 years and has been working with American Indian and Spanish speaking clients and their families for over 24 years. His work includes outreach counseling and training at the Alkali Lake Reserve in British Columbia one week of each month and work with a treatment center in Mazatlan, Mexico. Patrick has used live music in his counseling and training work to support meditation, and 12-Step recovery.

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