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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.


Jon M. Houck

Jon M. Houck, PhD, received his MS and PhD in psychology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Houck is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico, and an assistant professor of translational neuroscience at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, NM. His primary research interest is in mechanisms of behavior change (MOBC) in problematic health behaviors.