Hope for NH Recovery
February 23, 2015
Hosted by Mary Woods
Hope for NH Recovery is a grassroots alliance of people in recovery, their families and friends, and concerned members of the community. Their goal is to advocate for, educate, and improve the public perception about those in recovery from substance use disorders. They collaborate with local resources to provide recovery support services such as telephone support, recovery coaching, and community based training’s. Hope for NH Recovery foresees these services being provided in Recovery Community Centers throughout our state. HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery will assist in the design and implementation of a state-wide network of Peer Recovery Support Services and Community-Based Recovery Centers. Hope for NH Recovery believes in evidence based Peer Based Recovery Support Services. They promote the recovery center concept: mobilizing individuals and resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence of long term recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
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.