• 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.


Michael  Shelton

Michael Shelton is director of adult sexual services with Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services in Philadelphia. He is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today on male sex and sexuality issues, and wrote three previous books on human sexuality, including Boy Crazy, an examination of gay male monogamy. His passion is bridging the chasm between the fields of addictions treatment and sex and sexuality research. His most recent book Gay Men and Substance Abuse is now available from Hazelden Press.