• 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.


David  Sack

is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and Los Angeles. Prior to joining Elements Behavioral Health, a network of addiction treatment programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers; The Ranch outside Nashville; The Recovery Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sack enjoyed successful careers in clinical research and administrative psychology. He served as a senior clinical scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and as Senior Vice President for Clinical Research for Comprehensive Neurosciences, where his research included investigations in schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, cognitive disorders, and alcohol dependency. Dr. Sack is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine, and is a certified Medical Review Officer.

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