• 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.


Mark P.  Fontaine

Mark Fontaine, MSW, CAP, has been the Executive Director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association since 2006. He leads the development of public policy related to alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections, and recovery and serves as the voice for community providers who deliver behavioral health services across Florida. Mr. Fontaine holds certified criminal justice addiction professional credentials and has been providing leadership in the behavioral health and justice fields for over forty years.