• 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.


Michael J.  Burke

Michael Burke is a motivational speaker and lecturer in the field of cross-addiction and compulsive gambling. Burke's former work experience includes twenty-five years as a practicing attorney specializing in legal problems of individuals suffering from substance abuse, a position on the Brighton Hospital Board of Directors, and leadership roles in many community organizations. He currently is a board member on the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling, the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program. He has had articles published in the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Detroit Free Press, the Legal News, and the MBA and ABA journals. He has authored a book entitled Never Enough which was released by the American Bar Association in May 2008.