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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.


Howard  Wetsman

The New Orleans-based, Chief Medical Officer for Townsend Addiction Treatment Centers and author of QAA: Questions and Answers on Addiction. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Wetsman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU School of Medicine and a frequent lecturer on topics including Genetics and Addiction and the Neurobiology of Addiction.