• 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).


  • 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.


Margaret  Arana

A UCLA graduate in English Literature (summa cum laude), Maggie Arana was in a sexless relationship for many years and this experience provided the impetus for writing "Stop Calling Him Honey.." Her experience gives her a unique and personal viewpoint as to why so many couples fall into the Roommate Syndrome, even when they still love, respect and support each other.

Maggie written for various Los Angeles-based publications including Music Connection, the now-defunct BAM Magazine, and the AAA travel magazine, Westways. A long-time lover of alternative music, she was a member of legendary early goth-rock band Kommunity FK. Maggie also enjoyed several years in the public relations business where she worked as a staff writer.

Maggie lives in the Mount Washington area of Los Angeles with her two rescued cats and is in a very happy long-term relationship.

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