Faces of Combat: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

April 20, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Newhouse has been an editor of the Tribune since 1988, serving as news editor, editorial page editor and projects editor respectively. He also served as a juror for the 2007 and 2008 Pulitzer Prizes, judging the entries in the explanatory reporting category. Before joining the Tribune, Newhouse had an 18-year career with The Associated Press, the national wire service. Newhouse won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for “Alcohol: Cradle to Grave,” a 12-part series of stories that were published once a month throughout 1999. It was also honored by the NAADAC, the Society of Addiction Professionals; the Research Society on Alcoholism; and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. One of his books, “Faces of Combat, PTSD & TBI,” was published by Issues Press in the fall of 2008. You can learn more about the book at its Web site: www.FacesOfCombat.US

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 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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