Codependent No More Celebrates 25 Years with Melody Beattie Author of a New Book The Codependent No More Workbook - Special Encore Presentation!

June 13, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

In an article in the New York Times on February 28th Tara Parker-Pope asks “do you treat yourself as well as you treat your friends and family?” The subject of the article is a burgeoning field of psychological research on self-compassion. This is a concept that is just leaking into the mainstream, but it has been a cornerstone of the recovery world for decades. And one of the most important people who awakened a generation to the idea that taking care of ourselves was actually a better way to help others was Melody Beattie with her ground breaking book Codependent No More. This year Hazelden Publishing is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Beattie’s book with an updated edition of Codependent No More and a new book, the CODEPENDENT NO MORE WORKBOOK.

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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