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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.


Fred  Viola


Fred Viola moved into the law enforcement field in 2002. He spent three years as a group supervisor at the Nevada County Juvenile Hall and then moved into the position of Probation Officer where he currently works with adult offenders. As the Correction Department began to implement Evidence Based Practice, Fred began meeting with his clients to focus on reaching others by building a support group. Project H.E.A.R.T. Inc. (Holding Excellence Above Relapse Team) was formed and began building trusting relationships and friendships with those struggling with life destabilizing issues.