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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.


Tim  Ringgold

Tim Ringgold is Director of Sonic Divinity LLC in Orange County, CA where  he specializes in music therapy for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.  Tim also directs the music program at Newport Academy. He gave the first TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012, and is a regional president of the American Music Therapy Association.