• 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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Ralph E. Carson
LD, RD, PhD

Ralph Carson, RD, PhD, LD, has been involved in the clinical treatment of obesity, addictions, and eating disorders for over thirty-five years. He is currently vice president of science and innovation at the Eating Recovery Center and CORE program for the treatment of binge eating disorders, consultant to Pine Grove Addiction and Behavioral Health Treatment Center in Hattiesburg, MS, and on the speakers bureau for Shire Pharmaceuticals for Vyvanse. He is the author of Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruits and The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter?

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