• 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.


Steven L.  Proctor

Steven L. Proctor, PhD, is the founder and principal at PRO Health Group. He specializes in the evaluation of behavioral health care treatment systems with a particular focus on addiction treatment outcomes and he has published extensively in this area. He is committed to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of substance use disorder treatment services, and frequently provides research, training, and program evaluation consultation to various treatment agencies.

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