• 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.


Sherry  Schlenke

Sherry Schlenke is a wife, mother, and teacher. She holds a master's of education degree in special education, and has taught children with special needs for over twenty years. Upon learning that their teenage son was addicted to heroin, Sherry and her husband tried every means possible to help him recover. Tragically, he died of an overdose in August of 2013. Grief stricken, Sherry joined The Addict’s Mom, an online support group for mothers of addicted children. She serves as an executive assistant to the founder, Barbara Theodosiou.