Addiction, Substance Abuse and Misuse
October 15, 2007
Hosted by Mary Woods
This program will review the signs and symptoms of Addiction, Substance Abuse & Misuse; discuss effective treatments and the role of self help groups. Our guest will be Dr. Mark McGovern who is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He joined the PRC in 2001 after 15 years on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. McGovern specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders and practices through the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He has studied and published widely in the area of addiction treatment services research. He has conducted projects in a variety of settings including inner city detoxification programs, community mental health centers, state psychiatric hospitals, academic medical centers, office-based practices, and in private specialty treatment programs.
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.