A New Day for Addiction Treatment

June 6, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Karen Carpenter-Palumbo is the new President/CEO of NAATP and began her new position on April 4, 2011. Prior to accepting the position, Ms. Carpenter-Palumbo served as Commissioner of the State of New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services from 2007 through 2010. She also has extensive experience working in the mental health field and other health related organizations, as well as in the insurance industry. She has been a strong advocate for both the private and public sectors of the addiction treatment field, and brings that strong commitment to the field to her new position at NAATP. Carpenter-Palumbo holds a Master of Social Work degree, and has been the recipient of many awards for the work she has done in the addiction field, among them the 2010 SAMHSA Science and Service Award, the 2010 Spirit Award from the international Nurses Society on Addictions, and the 2009 Ramstad-Kennedy Award for Outstanding Leadership. Please join us as we listen to her plans for the future and what impact she believes NAATP can have on the future of addiction treatment.

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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