Addiction Recovery with guest Peter Rosch
August 20, 2012
Hosted by Mary Woods
A recovering alcoholic with nearly four years of sobriety under his belt, our guest, Peter Rosch, finally realized alcohol controlled his life when he found himself with a knife to his wrists. Despite every notion that life without alcohol would be a life not worth living, he started his journey to sobriety. Along the way, he reclaimed his love of writing and chronicled his journal in the new fiction, My Dead Friend Sarah: A Novel. Some of the topics he will discuss are: Why the Three Martini Lunch has evolved into the Business Happy Hour; How many drinks are too many at a “business” meeting; The Don Draper Syndrome – job stress and it’s roll in alcoholism; Why New York City is the best and worst place to be a recovering alcoholic; Debunking the myths that drugs and alcohol are necessary tools to inspire creativity; The difficulties and joys of living sober amongst a culture that perpetuates debauchery; and How everyone could benefit from the wisdom gained in a 12 Step Program
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.