• 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.


Dee-Dee  Stout

Dee-Dee Stout holds degrees in Business, Psychology, Human Sexuality, and a Master’s in Health Counseling. She is a California certified drug and alcohol counselor, level II, and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Dee-Dee has extensive specialized health training including: iRest, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focus, Relapse Prevention, Stages of Change, CBT, Seeking Safety, CRAFT, Harm Reduction, Client-Directed/Outcome-Informed work, Trauma-Informed treatments, and more. Ms. Stout is an Instructor with UC Berkeley Extension and a Lecturer at CSU Monterey Bay. Dee-Dee maintains a private consultation practice, Dee-Dee Stout Consulting/Responsible Recovery, while regularly training around the country. She is the author of Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking and Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a Twelve Step World. Dee-Dee has also been interviewed for press, radio, and film and has contributed to several publications. As someone with both a SUDs history and a current mental health diagnosis plus other chronic illnesses, she knows what it’s like to be in treatment. As she says, “I’ve been in treatment of some kind my whole life!”