• 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.


Patricia B. Commins

Patricia B. Commins is a seasoned journalist and essayist. She worked for Reuters America, Inc., and has published articles in major U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Boston Globe and Houston Chronicle. A journalist for over 20 years, Ms. Commins began her career at the age of 17 as a reporter for the Palladium-Times, a small daily newspaper in northern New York State.
Her essays on Africa, Berlin, and Switzerland have been published in the Christian Science Monitor. Her feature stories on rock star Jim Morrison's grave and cross-country skiing have appeared on the Arts & Leisure page of The Wall Street Journal.
Ms. Comins currently lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, Kevin, and her son, Patrick.

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