• 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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John  Gallagher
MSW, LCDC (TX), LSW (PA)

John Gallagher, MSW, LCDC (TX), LSW (PA) is a Case Manager with the Tarrant County Drug Court in Fort Worth, Texas. Additionally, he is currently persuing his PhD in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington where his research interests include exploring the racial dispairities in drug court outcomes and the ethical practices of chemical dependency treatment professionals.