• 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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Lori  Newman
CADC-II

Lori Newman, CADC-II, has twelve years of experience in the alcohol and other drug field. Ms. Newman is currently the executive director of a private nonprofit company that operates a men-only, twenty-one-bed residential Social Model facility and a women and women/children fifty-bed residential Social Model facility. Her experience in social model programs range from being a resident herself, an alumni, and professionally has been a volunteer, counselor, and program manager in Social Model program.