• 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  DeLeon

Award-winning filmmaker and founder of ‘Steered Straight,’ a New Jersey-based organization that offers drug intervention and education services. He has produced documentaries chronicling the drug addiction epidemic in New Jersey and across the nation. Steered Straight speakers visit schools to share their message of making responsible, informed choices. In addition to working with addicts and trying to steer young people away from drugs, he advocates for legislative measures to address drug addiction, and has taken his mission to the national discourse in Washington, DC during the last year.