Bridging the Gap Between Prevention and Recovery (Webinar Recording)

Bridging the Gap Between Prevention and Recovery
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

January 20, 2021, 1-2:30 PM EST


Behavioral health services exist along a continuum, from mental health promotion and substance use prevention to treatment through to recovery support. The behavioral health continuum of care framework is both an organizing principle and a way of identifying opportunities for collaboration across service providers. One such opportunity may exist between substance use prevention providers and recovery support service providers. Although they are serving different populations, both seek to address risk and protective factors for substance use and there can be overlap between prevention and relapse prevention. This webinar will examine this potential overlap and discuss opportunities for collaboration that may exist between prevention and recovery support services.


  • Explain the behavioral health continuum of care
  • Discuss the principles of recovery support services
  • Identify the similarities and differences between prevention and recovery
  • Explore potential opportunities for collaboration


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.

Emily Patton, MS

Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.



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