• 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.


Dan  Headrick

Consulting Medical Director of New Directions for Women, Dr. Headrick has worked in hospital-based chemical dependency treatment and the addiction treatment field for the past 20 years. He has treated thousands of patients and managed their withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs using an approach that includes acupuncture and counseling.

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