• 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.


Marilyn  Azevedo

Marilyn Azevedo is a registered nurse living in Petaluma, California. After Andy's illness and death, she became an inspirational public speaker and wish coordinator for the North Bay Make-A-Wish Foundation and has lectured in many capacities. She also volunteers at Camp Okizu, a camp for children with cancer where she helps cook for 250 campers and participants who understand without explanation, the emotions involved when cancer invades your family.

Because of her efforts, President Clinton signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to deny people health insurance because of a pre-existing medical condition.

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