• 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.


Lucinda L. Miner

Lucinda L. Miner, PhD served as the Deputy Director for Science Policy and Communications at NIDA since 1992, where she coordinated NIDA’s research training and science education programs. Dr. Miner has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on the genetic underpinnings of addiction, has served on several Federal Task Forces and Committees, received numerous awards and honors for her leadership in setting science policy standards, including sharing an Emmy award for her contributions to the HBO documentary, Addiction in 2008. Dr. Miner passed away April 22, 2012.

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