• 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.


Gail  Horton

E. Gail Horton, PhD, is an associate professor of social work at Florida Atlantic University and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the Palm Beach area for 20 years. Dr. Horton has direct practice experience with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and their families, and with adolescents and adults with substance use problems. Her research and scholarly interests focus primarily on relationships between substance use problems and mood disorder, and she has presented at national and international conferences on the effects of spirituality and attachment issues on depressive symptomatology.