• 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.


Ann   Martin

 Executive Director of Awakenings by the Sea for Women, designed the program for women and is integrating the work she and her husband have done for the last 25 years. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, an Imago/Relationship therapist and PAIRS workshop presenter and served as a consultant to the Betty Ford Center for 20 years. Ann and her husband maintain a private practice in Montana where they invite clients to their ranch to do couples and relapse workshops. Ann is a recovering woman for over 29 years.