• 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.


Mark P.  Fontaine

Mark Fontaine, MSW, CAP, has been the Executive Director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association since 2006. He leads the development of public policy related to alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections, and recovery and serves as the voice for community providers who deliver behavioral health services across Florida. Mr. Fontaine holds certified criminal justice addiction professional credentials and has been providing leadership in the behavioral health and justice fields for over forty years.