Surprising facts about ALCOHOL: It's History, Pharmacology, and Treatment with Mark Edmund Rose, M.A.

December 5, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Alcohol is seemingly a staple of every backyard barbeque, wedding, and sporting event. Unfortunately it can also be found at every fraternity, homecoming dance, and high school house party and today 18.2 million people have a diagnosable alcohol use disorder. How did this begin? How did alcohol become so ingrained into our culture? How has society changed as a result of the influences of alcohol? How has the perception and treatment of alcoholism changed? Mark Edmund Rose, co-author of ALCOHOL: It's History Pharmacology, and Treatment will talk about the latest scientific findings on alcohol's effects on individuals; the myths and realities of alcohol's impact on the mind; the societal impacts of alcohol abuse as a factor in violence and accidents; and the history of treatment and current therapeutic treatment models.

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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