Too Much Jesus (not Enough Whiskey)
January 12, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods
Mighty Sam McClain's early success was in the mid-sixties with Don Gibson's, "Sweet Dreams". Moving from Nashville to New Orleans in successive years found him doing menial jobs, sleeping outdoors and selling his plasma to survive. The Neville Brothers were instrumental in giving him a base to regroup. An invitation to do a tour in Japan in 1989 set him on track again. Presently Sam operates McClain Productions from his home in Newmarket, NH He has just completed his latest project, "Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)" which is as yet, unreleased. In 2007 he devoted his time to the "Give US Your Poor" project, a national initiative to aid the homeless. He recorded a song with Natalie Merchant for the CD and wrote and performed a duet with Jon Bon Jovi titled, "Show Me The Way"."The Soul of America" is his European title, but he is, just as the lyrics he wrote, "I'm a singer, a man with a song...and I've got a message for you”.
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.