• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    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.


Kevin  Maxwell

A member of California Alcohol and Addiction Drug Educators (CAADE), and serves on the California State University Curriculum Committee for California Community College Chemical Dependency Education Standards.  Also, is a contributing part-time Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton, for the College of Health and Human Development; Mr. Maxwell serves as a multi-skilled diverse educator in Chemical Dependency, Social Work, and Mental Health curriculum. 
Mr. Maxwell ‘s continuing research, lectures, and writings, including those on behalf of Newport Academy, are devoted to family and adolescent issues, that focus on arresting multi-generation patterns whenever factors concerning substance abuse or mental health issues coexist.  Practical implications that involve utilization of current research as developing Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention methodologies emerge; that empower teens and further educate family members, and restore families in order to facilitate increase in the transportability and sustainability lead to improvement of individual and family outcomes in the post treatment-setting.


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