Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Compulsive Stealing, Spending and Hoarding with guest Terrence Shulman
October 24, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods
Over 10% of people in America shoplift. 75% of Americans steal from the workplace and most do so repeatedly. Nearly 10% of Americans suffer from compulsive buying disorder. And at least 5% of Americans are compulsive hoarders. These problems exist worldwide as well. Research reveals that most of these problems can be addictive as people succumb to personal and social pressures in their lives. Many people don’t know help is available or if they do, they may be too ashamed to pursue it. Today’s show will explore theft addictions and disorders which are more prevalent than recognized and hardly ever effectively assessed or treated. Mr. Shulman will also address the growing problem of compulsive shopping and spending as well as the growing phenomenon of hoarding. Learn more about Mr. Sculman’s work by visiting his website: www.theshulmancenter.com
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.