• 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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David   Rotenberg
MA, MBA, CAC Diplomate

Mr. Rotenberg is Vice President of Treatment at Caron Treatment Centers and is recognized throughout the industry as an expert in treating co-occurring mental health disorders, relapse and family issues, especially related to adolescents and young adults. He has pioneered innovative treatment approaches and developed gender-specific programs that emphasize cultural literacy as a key element in adolescent and young adult addiction treatment. His assertion that industry experts and parents must “speak teen” in order to prevent and treat adolescent addiction inspired ground breaking research that identified how teens communicate about alcohol and drugs on the internet. He has also actively campaigned against the phrase “gateway drug,” which often dismisses the harm caused by alcohol and marijuana on today’s teens and young adults. He is a regular guest on Trudge the Road, a nationally syndicated radio show, a frequent speaker on the national circuit and is a board-certified addictions counselor.