• 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.


Phil  Diaz

In private practice specializing in the treatment of addiction and trauma at Lifescape Solutions in Delray Beach, Florida, Phil is the founding director of Project Rainbow, the first center for young children of alcoholics. A social worker with more than thirty-five years of experience in drug prevention, treatment and child abuse and trauma; he is also a founding board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and the founding chairperson of the National Drug Prevention League. His work has appeared in Women’s Day, USA Today, and Focus on the Family. Coauthor of books and author of numerous articles in magazines including Addiction Today, Counselor, and Recovery, Phil has received numerous awards for his work including an honorary doctorate in law from Mercy College in New York.

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