• 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.


Kimberly  Nichols

Kimberly Nichols is a writer and artist from Los Angeles, California whose work delves into the psychological experiences of being human as well as the issues that inherently connect us all. Her short fiction book Mad Anatomy (Del Sol Press) explores our relationship with extreme life situations and her non-fiction pieces on addiction, sexual abuse, spirituality and resilience have appeared in periodicals throughout the world.