Musicians in Recovery is Beautiful Music

May 5, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

As CEO and founder of Right Turn, Woody oversees the agency which provides out-patient addiction treatment for creative artists. Woody is a licensed and certified addiction specialist. He has a Master's Certificate in Human Service Management from Suffolk University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from the University of Massachusetts/Boston. He has worked in the substance abuse field since 1993. Complementing his extensive experience in substance abuse treatment is Woody's 25-year career in the music industry. He was the drummer for the The Del Fuegos & Big Dipper,. Woody has worked as a composer scoring many television and film productions, as well as providing musical direction for Off-Broadway theater. “Over the years, I have lost many friends in the arts and entertainment industry to substance abuse.. Maybe help wasn't available. But now it is. Right Turn offers hope and help on the road to recovery. I believe in the clients we serve.”

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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