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  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Behavioral Health

    When Harvard Review published Rosenberg Kantor’s 1996 seminal piece on women, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” I was pursuing my doctoral degree in Women and Leadership at the University of Hong Kong. Life was a kaleidoscope of oxymorons as I contemplated how to break the glass ceiling in the Behavioral Health business.

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  • The Facts on Interventions

    An intervention is an attempt by loved ones to get help for someone who is resistant to seeking treatment for an addiction and/or mental health issues or who may be engaging in self-destructive behaviors. Loved ones connect with a qualified professional who leads a formal, structured meeting to facilitate healing and change.

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  • Intervention and Treatment: A Guide to Ethical Practice

    As addiction continues to wreak havoc on this country, the need for effective treatment options grows. But without a governing body for the treatment center/Interventionist industry, unethical providers and facilities are widespread, leaving addicts vulnerable and making it harder for them to get the help they so desperately need.

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  • Addiction Today Interview with Heather Hayes

    Heather Hayes appears as a guest on "Addiction Today" -- brought to you by the Hanley Center at Origins Recovery Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida. Listen now.

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  • Respectful Adolescent Transports: Principles and Dynamics

    At Heather R. Hayes & Associates, we believe that adolescent transport should be compassionate, safe, and trauma-informed. As a result, we have developed a Respectful Adolescent Transport Protocol ® to support families throughout the transport process.

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  • Trauma-Informed Transports: A Healing Approach

    Trauma is not a new concept. We have studied it for years but until recently, the subject has been relegated to a select group of individuals – survivors of catastrophes, war, or violent crime. The reality is that trauma is pervasive in our society and many individuals behaving in challenging and confusing ways are often struggling with the impact of trauma.

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  • Ethics 101

    In the wake of the addiction treatment industry's lowest moment and the opiate epidemic's highest surge, we need to take a deeper look at what got us here and why the industry itself is very much to blame. The investigation begins and ends with ethics.

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  • The Life or Death Matter of Ethics

    Our nation is deeply in crisis, and for far too long, we haven’t addressed it. But thanks to recent media reports about the staggering number of overdose deaths, unethical treatment centers and so-called “sober houses” in South Florida, a much-needed conversation about industry ethics has been started. The problem is multi-faceted and includes “body brokering,” a practice in which people are paid to bring in new clients.

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