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  • 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.


Thomas  Hedlund

A marriage family therapist, workshop leader and educator from Santa Rosa, California, Thomas has been  in private practice for over 3 decades. He specializes in recovery-related issues including addiction, compulsive behavior and the healing of trauma, shame and abuse. He has worked as a communications, addiction and family systems consultant for The Family Intervention Institute, as well as a family business consultant, expert witness and interventionist. Best-selling author John Bradshaw has called Hedlund “one of the select few therapists who I know that thoroughly understands the dynamics of emotional healing.”

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