• 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.


Julie  Stevens

Julie Stevens holds a Masters of Prevention Science degree and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern and an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist. With twenty-five years of experience in the prevention field, she currently serves as Executive Director of Williamson Council on Alcohol and Drugs near Austin. She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 1997. She is chair of IC&RC's Prevention Committee.