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  • 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.


David  Sack

is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and Los Angeles. Prior to joining Elements Behavioral Health, a network of addiction treatment programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers; The Ranch outside Nashville; The Recovery Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sack enjoyed successful careers in clinical research and administrative psychology. He served as a senior clinical scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and as Senior Vice President for Clinical Research for Comprehensive Neurosciences, where his research included investigations in schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, cognitive disorders, and alcohol dependency. Dr. Sack is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine, and is a certified Medical Review Officer.

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