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.
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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.
A respected addiction industry trailblazer and a noted behavioral healthcare entrepreneur. Over his seventeen-year career, Michael has been instrumental in setting up addiction treatment centers across the United States which have served over 20,000 patients. He has been committed to research-based treatment and has directly supervised fifteen federally funded studies that helped lay the foundation for the 5 Elements to overcome any addiction. A leading advocate for dual diagnosis treatment, Michael was nominated by Senator Ted Kennedy to the Senate Health Committee. Michael was a founding board member for the 12-Step organization Dual Recovery Anonymous, a national support group helping people suffering from combined mental health and substance abuse issues.
He currently serves as the Chairman of Forterus Health which provides treatment and recovery options for drugs, alcohol, food, obesity, gambling and smoking at treatment facilities in Southern California, Las Vegas, and the Greenhouse in Dallas, Texas. His newest venture is as founder of FitRX, a premiere, physician-driven weight-loss retreat facility just outside Nashville, Tennessee.
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