Zombification by Drugs
May 2, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods
How do you find out about addiction? If you are a kid, you usually hear about drugs from other kids. They don’t know much, because they have just started using drugs, or haven’t used them. Parents tend to know little about what is going on at school, and what knowledge they have tends to be a generation out of date. Addiction and drug use is a complicated area of knowledge. Addiction can be psychological, brain changes are absolutely biological, and drug use occurs in a certain social context. Books for teens tend to be written by novelists with variable knowledge of the topic. “Widespread Zombification in the 21st Century and the Wars of the Zombie Masters,” written by Dr. Brian Johnson includes 21st-century neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and social commentary packaged as a page-turner; all written at a sixth-grade reading level. Dr. Johnson’s book is available at www.gegensatzpress.com/zombies.
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.