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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.


Devon  Hawes

Devon Hawes, BS, received a bachelor’s in psychology from Sacred Heart University and is currently preparing to test for his certified addiction counselor credential. As a certified medication-assisted treatment specialist working for Mountainside Treatment Center, he partners with their medical team to develop effective, solution-focused treatment plans for detox clients, helping them safely minimize withdrawal symptoms and overcome early recovery hurdles. His training also includes the Helping Men Recover curriculum, the trauma recovery empowerment model (TREM), and the substance abuse and men’s trauma recovery empowerment model (SA-M-TREM), which enables him to evaluate and address male gender issues and trauma.