• 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.


Gregory  Skipper

Dr. Skipper is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and he is a certified medical review officer. He is currently the director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers in Los Angeles. He previously served as medical director of the Alabama Physician Health Program (1999-2011) and was on the council that created and oversaw the Oregon Health Professionals Program (1989-1993). Dr. Skipper was formerly medical director of Springbrook Hazelden and he was a chief advisor to the designing of the professionals program at Betty Ford Center and Bradford Health Services.