Improving Men’s Treatment: Why Gender Matters
July 12, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods
Dan Griffin has worked in the mental health and addictions field for over fifteen years. His company is Griffin Recovery Enterprises. He most recently worked for the Minnesota Judicial Branch for eight years as the state drug court coordinator. His graduate work was centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous. He completed training as a CD counselor at Hazelden, in Center City, Minnesota in 1999. Griffin is the author of the groundbreaking book, A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps. He is also the co-author of Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive curriculum for men focused on men’s unique issues and needs. Mr. Griffin received the President’s Award in 2006 for his leadership in the addiction and recovery field in Minnesota. Griffin lives in Minnesota with his wife and daughter and has been in long-term recovery for fifteen years.
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.