Timely Legal Issues in Addiction Treatment

May 4, 2015
Hosted by Mary Woods

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In his practice of law, Mr. Barnes provides strategic counsel to businesses, not-for-profits, licensed professionals, fiduciaries, and individuals. He has served as primary legal counsel to national health care service providers, including during start-up and stabilization stages; to international pharmaceutical manufacturers seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new drug applications. In his public policy practice, Mr. Barnes advises corporations, health care providers, and national non-profits on issues including prescription drug abuse, medication safety, and pain care. Mr. Barnes obtained his Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law and was recognized by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section as Outstanding Law Graduate in the Practice of Family Law. He earned a master’s degree in international economic policy from La Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Flagler College.

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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