Valentine and Tina: Love in the time of crystal methamphetamine

May 11, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Petros Levounis, MD, MA, is the Director of The Addiction Institute of New York (formerly Smithers) and Chief of Addiction Psychiatry at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. Dr. Levounis is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction, the teaching of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, gay and lesbian mental health, and the behavioral addictions. Dr. Levounis is the co-author of the self-help book “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister and Not Lose Yourself” (DaCapo Books/Perseus, 2008). He is currently writing a textbook on “Co-occurring Substance Use and Other Psychiatric Disorders” for addiction counselors and a textbook on “Motivation and Change” for general psychiatrists.

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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