Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS)
March 2, 2015
Hosted by Mary Woods
TPAS comprises a collection of addiction professionals who share the practices that work to create permanent sobriety to those we serve. Every addiction professional serves within a unique culture and works to develop the best outcomes possible for their clients. There is to date no accreditation, masters program or manual to show us how to do it. We create within our cultures by trial and error a system that works for us. TPAS gives each of us the chance to share and learn from each other the practices that work for us. These may or may not translate directly to the culture that we serve but it absolutely generates creative energies when we share with each other. We problem solve and encourage each other to create a system that promotes long term recovery for our clients. We want the best for each other and the people who suffer from addiction. We give freely of what we have learned and grow together. Join us for a journey into the world of organized successful treatment outcomes.
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.