• 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.


Charles  F.  Harper

is a Spiritual Care Counselor at Betty Ford Center, a grateful recovering advertising executive, senior pastor, and, not coincidentally, alcoholic. He received his Masters of Divinity from Yale University in 1992 and has worked with adolescents, their parents and addicts struggling with addiction, as a life coach, pastor and spiritual counselor ever since. Author of Amazing Grief, a Helping Guide for Parents and Young Addicts.