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.
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solutions
Recovery, Las Vegas, an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by
the Joint Commission and is part of the American Addiction Centers’ family
of treatment centers. He has formed
several non-profit organizations, which combat substance abuse by providing
education and awareness on addictive behavior, preventative methods, and the
economic, physical, and social consequences of mental illness and substance
abuse. He has served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Working Group, the
Governor’s Rural Meth Action Team, the Board of Directors for
H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada, and is the Community Partner for Roseman
University’s Drug Abuse Survey Pilot Program. He has been honored
with the Mayor’s Commendation and has received the Community Counseling
Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award.
U.S. Journal Training
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