• 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.


Michael J.  Burke

Michael Burke is a motivational speaker and lecturer in the field of cross-addiction and compulsive gambling. Burke's former work experience includes twenty-five years as a practicing attorney specializing in legal problems of individuals suffering from substance abuse, a position on the Brighton Hospital Board of Directors, and leadership roles in many community organizations. He currently is a board member on the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling, the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program. He has had articles published in the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Detroit Free Press, the Legal News, and the MBA and ABA journals. He has authored a book entitled Never Enough which was released by the American Bar Association in May 2008.