• 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.


Stephen  Passik

Director of Clinical Addiction Research & Education, Millennium Laboratories, Dr. Passik served as Chief Fellow and Associate Attending Psychologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is very active in clinical research with an emphasis in researching the devastating effects of pain on the patient’s life, particularly resultant depression and fatigue as well as aberrant drug-taking behaviors and their effects on optimal pain management. Author or coauthor of more than 150 publications, book chapters and abstracts, Dr. Passik served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and as Editor in Chief of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Supportive Care Editorial Board.

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