• 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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Abbey  Seiden

Abbey Seiden is a holistic health care practitioner and educator with twenty years' experience in the field. She is the founder and director of Life In Balance Healing Arts, an organization dedicated to helping others find, through mindfulness, Qigong, massage, self-cultivation and the ongoing practice of compassion, a path of balance toward awakening, as life presents challenges. Abbey is currently partnering with several Malibu, CA substance abuse rehabilitation centers to bring mindfulness and holistic care to clients in recovery.