Double Trouble in Recovery
June 8, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods
Howie Vogel is the Executive Director of Double Trouble in Recovery Inc. Howie is in charge of the overall supervision and management of the Double Trouble in Recovery program throughout New York State. Through the years Howie has started over 400 groups Across New York State and has trained and assisted many other states (Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, Alaska, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and the list can go on) in the development of DTR groups, throughout these states. Mr. Vogel has played a critical role both in the adaptation of the intervention, and in the forging of an effective link between the formal treatment (TSF therapy) and the DTR community. He is also supporting the research of “Effectiveness Self-Help for Dually Diagnosed persons”, with, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. Howie’s heartfelt attitude toward DTR is truly a driving force to its success.
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.