Right Service at the Right Time and Imagine Recovery: A CD of Music Carrying the Message of Recovery

October 10, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods

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The Right Service at the Right Time is an initiative from the Orange County Library System, based in Orlando, Florida, that provides an easy way for residents to connect with social services and e-government resources. Developed with an LSTA grant from the state library of Florida, this resource walks customers through a simple interface, guiding them to the information they need, whether it filing for unemployment, applying for food stamps, or finding shelter for the night. This project is being implemented statewide. Built with open source software, Drupal, the Right Service at the Right Time is free for everyone in the state of Florida to use - from residents to providers to libraries. Songs from the CD “Imagine Recovery” which is dedicated by the artists to support the role of the addiction counselor. Addiction counselors help support families and their loved ones in recovery from addiction and mental health challenges. The family of addiction counselors who are on the ground doing this work day by day need support and recognition for their important work. Each artist is donating their song to add to the voices of recovery in support of the work being done for individuals, families and communities throughout the country. Five songs from the CD are featured today.

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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