• 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.


Lorie  Obernauer

Lorie Obernauer, PhD, is in long-term recovery from addiction and a myriad of life challenges. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh; has advanced training in certification programs from Crossroads Recovery Coaching; has over twenty years of experience as a business owner; and has worked in program development and management at a renowned addiction treatment center. She is the founder of the nonprofit Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS).