• 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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Richard  Broom

Richard Broom grew up in Albany, New York. He is a recovering alcoholic with more than twenty three years of sobriety. In 1982 he was arrested for murder. He feels that prison and Alcoholics Anonymous saved his life. In 1997 he began working for Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc.(FL), where he continues to share his story of horror and delusion under the influence of addiction, and to celebrate the joy of his new life today.

 

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