Rein In Your Brain From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery with Guest Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II

May 19, 2014
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Addiction – whether to mood altering substances, gambling, sex or food, stems in part from an over reliance on the reward system of a primitive part of the brain that can push us to make poor choices based on an expectation of immediate gratification. Those in recovery often struggle with the compulsive thoughts and behaviors that are still programmed in the addictive brains well after the drinking and drugging has stopped. Our guest today, addiction expert Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, offers ten tools for breaking the cycle of impulsivity. These time-tested self interventions include standing still in the moment, understanding the paradox of control, and not assuming that other person’s intent. By incorporating these tools into your daily interactions, your relationships can move from those of conflict to mutual respect and understanding.

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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