• 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.


Robert  Roth

Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Founder of the Adolescent Treatment Program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Maryland where he serves as Coordinator of Adolescent Services. This is a program which was the first in this area not to use the 12 step model as its primary treatment goal and consists of both a substance abuse program and a depression program. He also conducts a private practice and is a Master Adjunct Professor teaching Substance Use & Abuse as well as a Community Educator working with schools, family and the community as a whole. He also provides education to physicians and counselors working with adolescents.