• 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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Jim  Savage
LCDC

A leading expert in the field of adolescent and young adult addiction treatment.  He is known for his dedication to effective treatment as well as his creative approach includes musical performance, storytelling, and spirituality. His book Rehab Works! A Parent’s Guide to Drug Treatment focuses on improving treatment outcomes through effective family support. In 2013 Jim opened the Dallas Recovery Center, where he currently maintains a private practice specializing in assessment, intervention, continuing care, and supporting parents in managing treatment for teens and young adults.