• 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.


Patricia   Pitts

Nationally renowned expert in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and disordered eating and has developed and directed both inpatient and outpatient hospital eating disorder programs. In her 25+ years of treating eating disorders, she has addressed numerous national and international professional conferences and has appeared on Woman to Woman, Dr. Drew, NBC's Extra and numerous news programs. She was featured in the aired documentary "Prisoners of The Flesh" and currently serves as CEO of Bella Vita.