• 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.


Stephanie  Brown

Stephanie Brown, PhD, director of the Addictions Institute in Menlo Park, CA, is a clinician, researcher, theoretician, author, lecturer, and consultant in the field of addiction. She founded the Stanford Alcohol Clinic in 1977 and codirected The Family Recovery Research Project at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in the 1990s. The author of eleven books, including A Place Called Self: Women, Sobriety, and Radical Transformation and The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model, her newest book is Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster and Overcoming Our Fear of Slowing Down.

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