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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.


Merrill   Norton
PharmD, DPh, ICCDP-D

Merrill Norton, PharmD, DPh, ICCDP-D, is clinical associate professor of addiction pharmacy practice at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Norton has also been a faculty member of the Fairleigh-Dickinson University postdoctoral training program in the University of Georgia School of Continuing Education and Alliant International University in the areas of psychopharmacology and addiction pharmacy. His areas of specialty in addiction pharmacy are the management of chronic pain in the addicted patient and the use of safe medications for the recovering patient.