A Day Without Pain

August 24, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Dr. Pohl is Vice president of medical affairs and medical director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the only private, medically managed inpatient detoxification and addiction treatment facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a key force in developing LVRC’s chronic pain rehabilitation program. A Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM), he is a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, a board certified family practitioner, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS, Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness, A Day Without Pain (with Mike Donahue) and the recently published Pain Recovery: A Comprehensive Opioid-Free Approach..

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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