Adult Children of Alcoholics

June 16, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

Szifra is the author of Together We Heal: A Real-Life Portrait of Group Therapy, which is available on Amazon.com and Infinity Publishing. During her career, Szifra has worked with a broad range of populations from adult children of alcoholics to high-stress police officers and their families, couples in the throes of divorce and individuals facing just about any kind of psychological challenge you might name, including business owners struggling with bankruptcy or sudden wealth. Szifra has become a nationally recognized consultant on the psychology of money, building a small business and marketing. She recently appeared in Business Week and on Business Week TV for her expertise in advising financial services professionals on how to talk to clients about money and other personal issues. She has a master's degree in counseling and is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed mental health counselor and a certified drug and alcohol abuse counselor.

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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