Unwelcome Inheritance: Break Your Family's Cycle of Addictive Behaviors

June 8, 2015
Hosted by Mary Woods

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There are many traits that families pass down from generation to generation, but an addiction to alcohol and drugs is something no one wants to receive. Our guest today will talk about patterns that adult children of alcoholics & addicts (ACoA) learn from the parents, how these patterns are brought into adult life, and how to stop the cycle from continuing into the next generation. Some of the topics include: The characteristics of adult children of alcoholics & addicts; How ACoA’s can make peace with the past for a brighter future; What to do when the child of an ACoA is using drugs and alcohol; The steps that ACoA’s need to take to break the cycle of addiction for themselves and their children; and How to recognize the patterns and gain the courage to change.

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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