Failure is not an option!
May 9, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods
When we were young and playing in our backyards our imaginations were allowed to roam freely. We could be anything that we wanted to be and we could change our minds in the snap of your fingers. One minute we are standing on top of the mountain and we are king. The next moment we are guiding a train through the Appalachians. Cowboys and Indians, a fireman, a policeman, a doctor, nurse, construction worker, our imaginations were limitless. And then…LIFE. Before we knew it we were grown up and we had responsibilities, commitments, obligations and the once imagination has been tossed aside and we are given a reality check. Day in and day out it is the same ole same ole and before long there are no longer dreams and visions but the repeated mantra, “It is what it is, this is as good as it gets”. Why should we settle? Why can’t we achieve whatever we set our minds to? Are we to old to change? What about setting an example for our kids? Let's talk.
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.