• 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.


Rebecca J. Flood

Rebecca J. Flood, MHS, LCADC, NCAC-II, BRI-II, is the CEO of New Directions for Women and has had nearly four decades of experience in the health care industry. Ms. Flood attended Johns Hopkins University and obtained her master’s of human services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers board, a member of the Seabrook House board, and president of the Association of Intervention Specialists, among positions.