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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.


Lawrence  V. Tucker,

 Lawrence V. Tucker, Medical Director of American Addiction Centers Laguna Beach Recovery Hospital, is a Newport Beach psychiatrist.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of  Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders including attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, brain SPECT imaging, as well as addictionology.  He is also a distinguished member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Dr. Tucker has worked extensively in the juvenile and adult justice system in Los Angeles and Californias state run regional  center. He has also worked in the community with trouble children in foster care and group homes, who struggled with addiction and/or mental illness.