• 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.


Austin W. Houghtaling

Austin W. Houghtaling, PhD, is the clinical director of Breakthrough at Caron Treatment Centers. His clinical background includes work with children and adolescents, marriage and family therapy, community reentry therapy for individuals incarcerated for drug and alcohol-related charges, as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment of drug and alcohol dependency. Austin completed his PhD in marriage and family therapy at Texas Tech University.