• 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.


Buster  Ross

National director of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s LGBTQ-integrative treatment programming, an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, and Licensed Professional Counselor. As an adjunct instructor at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, he teaches a “Behavioral Addictions” course based on DSM 5 and ASAM perspectives. His most recently published research appears in a 2014 edition of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. His approach as a clinical trainer is focused on helping providers use language and interventions that support a therapeutic culture that treats everyone with dignity and respect.