• 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 C. Friedman

Jeffrey C. Friedman, MHS, LISAC, is a primary therapist at Cottonwood Tucson, a 48-bed inpatient behavioral health treatment center located in Tucson, Arizona. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the School of Human Services of Lincoln University. Jeff’s work at Cottonwood includes treating chemically dependent and disordered young adult gambling patients, lecturing on the neurobiology of addictive and mood disorders, and presenting workshops on a range of behavioral health issues at counseling conferences throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His articles have appeared in Counselor, Addiction Professional and Together AZ.

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