• 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.


Jeffrey  Fortuna

Doctor of Public Health with advanced post-doctoral training in neurochemistry, pharmacology, and nutrition. His primary research interests and clinical background have focused on evaluating the efficacy of pharmacologic agents, diets, and supplements in the treatment of drug dependence. He has worked in the addiction treatment field for the past 27 years.

Dr. Fortuna is on the faculty in the Department of Health Science at California State University, Fullerton where he teaches classes in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Health Behavior, and Nutrition. He has served as an educator for the past 37 years, including the past 23 years at Fullerton. He has also received numerous awards and has been honored as an outstanding faculty member. In addition, he also authored a scientific rationale and protocol for Omega 3 fatty acids and fish oil, which he regularly presents at conferences and during physician and other clinician trainings. He has authored numerous professional papers on nutrition and brain chemistry. He is the author of Food, Brain Chemistry and Behavior.

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