Aging gracefully in Recovery
March 23, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods
Dr. Candace McDaniel is a licensed Osteopathic Physician in both Oklahoma and Texas. She received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University in 1996. She also holds a Doctorate degree in Education from the University of Tulsa, a Masters degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University, a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University, a Bachelors degree in Biology from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and an Associate of Science degree in Chemistry from Tulsa County College. Dr. McDaniel began her own Addiction Medicine and Family Practice Clinic in 2003, the Anti-Aging and Longevity Center of Texas, P.A. Dr. McDaniel served as medical director and program physician for the Denton Brentwood addiction clinic. Dr. McDaniel trained as an addiction medicine program physician under J. Thomas Payte, M.D., in his Dallas clinics and San Antonio clinics from 1998 through 2003.
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.