• 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.


Joseph M. Garbely

 Dr. Garbely is a member of the Addiction Medicine team at Caron Treatment Centers and is Board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Internal Medicine. He has worked in addiction medicine for more than 10 years working with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and emergent medical and psychiatric issues in the addicted person. He has extensive experience in dealing with healthcare professionals, executives and pilots who suffer from substance use disorders. He has developed innovative treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12-Step philosophy. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Drexel University as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Philadelphia College of Orthopedic Medicine.