• 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.


Tom   Pecca

Trained in sex/love addiction, substance and process addictions, as well as addiction interaction, Tom has been a counselor at The Refuge—A Healing Place since 2003. Tom has had extensive training with Dr. Patrick Carnes and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT). During the past 7 years, Tom has been practicing in residential treatment settings conducting process, experiential and psycho-educational groups. He has an expansive education in process addictions including gambling, gaming and internet addictions. His experience in applying 12 step recovery and SLA treatment has developed into a specific treatment track that he runs at The Refuge. He conducts process, experiential and psycho-educational groups, and co- facilitates trauma healing certification.

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