Opiate Addiction: treatment myths, misconceptions

October 22, 2007
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

This program will focus on the signs and symptoms of opiate dependence and current effective treatment interventions. Our guest will be Dr. Mark Green, Medical Director of WestBridge Community Services. He obtained his medical degree at the University of London in 1993 and worked in internal medicine for several years before moving to the U.S. He completed his psychiatry residency in 1999 and then a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Green was an Assistant Professor at Cornell, working and teaching in dual diagnosis, and a research associate at Rockefeller University In 2003, he became the first medical director of Vermont’s first methadone clinic. In addition to his work at WestBridge, Dr. Green teaches at Harvard Medical School and participates in Psychiatric training programs, lectures on topics in Dual Diagnoses and publishes articles on neurobiology, collaborative psychopharmacology, and clinical management issues.

One Hour AT A Time

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.

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Mary Woods

Mary Woods

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.

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