• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    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.


Ralph E. Carson

Ralph Carson, RD, PhD, LD, has been involved in the clinical treatment of obesity, addictions, and eating disorders for over thirty-five years. He is currently vice president of science and innovation at the Eating Recovery Center and CORE program for the treatment of binge eating disorders, consultant to Pine Grove Addiction and Behavioral Health Treatment Center in Hattiesburg, MS, and on the speakers bureau for Shire Pharmaceuticals for Vyvanse. He is the author of Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruits and The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter?

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