• 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.


Robert  Roth

Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Founder of the Adolescent Treatment Program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Maryland where he serves as Coordinator of Adolescent Services. This is a program which was the first in this area not to use the 12 step model as its primary treatment goal and consists of both a substance abuse program and a depression program. He also conducts a private practice and is a Master Adjunct Professor teaching Substance Use & Abuse as well as a Community Educator working with schools, family and the community as a whole. He also provides education to physicians and counselors working with adolescents.