Methamphetamine Addiction and Treatment

January 21, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

Methamphetamine addiction has become epidemic in many parts of our country, please join our discussion with Eric Martin is Executive Director of the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon. Eric is also an Instructor with the University of Oregon and Oregon's Child Welfare Division. Eric has 23 years of clinical experience in Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization, Residential and Outpatient Addictions Treatment and ATOD Prevention. As a recovering person, clinician and educator, Eric brings insight and humor in understanding the drug-brain-behavior connection. He has been honored with numerous awards over the years including the Oregon Governor's Award of Excellence. Eric is a member of the Oregon Governor's Council on Substance Abuse Programs and the Governor's Advisory Board on Drugs and Violent Crime. Eric has also produced a number of video's, including "Reunited" a video designed for methamphetamine addicted mothers entering the child welfare system.

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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