• 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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Lawrence  V. Tucker,
MD

 Lawrence V. Tucker, Medical Director of American Addiction Centers Laguna Beach Recovery Hospital, is a Newport Beach psychiatrist.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of  Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders including attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, brain SPECT imaging, as well as addictionology.  He is also a distinguished member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Dr. Tucker has worked extensively in the juvenile and adult justice system in Los Angeles and Californias state run regional  center. He has also worked in the community with trouble children in foster care and group homes, who struggled with addiction and/or mental illness.