Finding Forgiveness and Self Respect by Working Steps 8-10 with guest Allen Berger, Ph.D.
September 23, 2013
Hosted by Mary Woods
After a recovering addict has gotten his “house in order” by admitting powerlessness, committing to a searching moral inventory, and sharing his deepest secrets with another human being, it is time to turn to people he associated with before and during recovery. Steps 8 to 10, the crucial phase of interpersonal relationships in sobriety, can prove to be the most challenging steps, especially if the addict has used substances in the past in order to deal with other people. Our guest today, Allen Berger, Ph.D, will focus on these steps. Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all; Step 9: Made direct amends to such people, whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others; and Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
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.