The Big Book Simplified
January 18, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods
"In The Big Book Simplified, Lauren T. and Andy P. aim to clarify the key messages in The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The workbook follows the chapter format of The Big Book, and each chapter concludes with multiple choice and discussion questions. Lauren, an active member of Overeaters Anonymous, wrote this book with a fellow recovering in A.A. They generalize the message of healing to all addicts by writing about “addiction” instead of “alcoholism.” Several rehab facilities are teaching the book to their clients, and it sits on the shelves of many bookstores, including www.amazon.com. Lauren is also working on other business ideas related to recovery from addiction. She has extensive marketing experience working for Fortune 500 companies and startups alike in industries ranging from television to finance. In her free time, Lauren likes to practice yoga, travel, cook and read. She is a native Californian who has lived in Connecticut, New York, England, Spain, and Israel."
One Hour AT A Time
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
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.