• 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.


Ellen R. Graham-Yates

Author of two fictional novels as well as The Human Nature of Addiction, which includes “The Addict’s Hierarchy of Needs” theory and is accompanied by a workbook that encompasses a thirty-day guide to assist counselors, therapists, or those in recovery with exercises to begin the recovery process. Ellen is a Transitional Youth Services social worker helping youth with mental illness transition into adulthood. She also assists in training staff in facilitating groups and stress management and has worked as an addiction counselor for five years in an inpatient facility for persons with co-occurring disorders. 

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