• 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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Kenneth  Thompson
MD, FASAM

Dr. Thompson has worked in the field of addiction medicine for over 24 years and is currently the Medical Director of Caron Treatment Centers. He has been involved in the care and follow-up of professionals for much of his career. He is certified by, and a Fellow of, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and a Past President of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and was instrumental in the development and opening of the Florida Recovery Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine’s first addiction treatment facility. His special interests include treatment of healthcare professionals, chronic pain and addiction, spirituality, and the therapeutic and diagnostic value of step work.

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