• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).

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  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.

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Heidi  Allison

Heidi created the Chili Pepper Diet and supervised an independent research study comparing the effects of a chili pepper diet and a conventional low-fat diet.  The results of the study were analyzed by the UCLA School of Medicine Statistical/Biomathematical Consulting Clinic.  Heidi is a successful participant of this diet and has maintained a ninety-pound weight loss for over ten years.

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