WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY KID?: When Drugs or Alcohol Might Be a Problem and What to Do About It with Guest George Leary

September 24, 2012
Hosted by Mary Woods

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There is a lot of information available about addiction, but most people are not aware of what to look for. When dealing with kids and all of the changes that take place as they grow and develop, drug use could be far from the minds of parents, but as George Leary warns it can happen to anyone. He will discuss the following questions that he addresses in his book WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY KID?: When Drugs or Alcohol Might Be a Problem and What to Do About It: What are the warning signs of alcohol or drug addiction?; How can you as a parent intervene and find treatment for both your child and the family?; What is the nature and biology of addiction? How does it affect developing brains and bodies?; What co-occurring mental health issues are common to teenagers?; How does a family "enable" the addict?; and what is the role of drugs and alcohol in the increasing teen suicide rates? George will also discuss the differences in how kids are affected by addiction versus adults.

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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