• 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.


Gary L Fisher

Dr. Fisher is the founder, first director, and current professor for the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Fisher is the author of seven books and the senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. His textbook, Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers and Therapists, is in its fifth edition. Dr. Fisher’s most recent book, Understanding Why Addicts Are Not All Alike: Recognizing the Types and How Their Differences Affect Intervention and Treatment, was published in 2011.