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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.


Herb  Kaighan

Herb was given the gift of freedom from alcoholism on February 21, 1984. As a result of  being guided through the Twelve Steps, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery via spiritual awakenings through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats. He has authored the Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book(2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His personal journey includes seven years in seminary, a graduate education in psychology, and a forty-year career in human resources consulting, from which he retired in November 2006. He completed the three-year training program in 1990 at Mt. St. Mary’s College (Los Angeles) for certification as a spiritual director and has an active practice.