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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.


John R. Harden

Executive Director of the UF&Shands Florida Recovery Center (FRC), Mr. Harden is on faculty in the College of Medicine, where he serves as a Senior Resident Fellow of the UF Drug Policy Institute in the Division of Addiction Medicine. FRC is a nationally renowned treatment program specializing in the treatment of physicians and other professionals. With 25 years of clinical experience in addiction and related disorders, Mr. Harden remains active in clinical practice utilizing a systems approach to affect change and recovery.

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