Bringing Recovery to Campus

June 13, 2016
Hosted by Mary Woods

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information


[View Guest Page >]

Episode Description

Getting sober and navigating the world as a person in recovery is challenging at any age. Add an additional layer of difficulty by being an emerging adult—when one in six of your peers meet the criteria for a substance use disorder—and you’ve got a heavy burden to bear. This is the world many young people in recovery have to navigate when they seek a higher education in sobriety. Adults over 25 years of age also face a difficult transition if they return to school as a non-traditional, graduate, or professional student. There is a growing movement among institutions of higher education to provide on-campus support for people in recovery. This collegiate recovery movement has gained momentum in recent years, blooming from a handful of schools ten years ago to just over 140 schools today—though still only a small fraction of the over 4,000 colleges and universities across the country. This show will discuss the history, variation, and commonalities of collegiate recovery programs.

One Hour AT A Time

One Hour AT A Time

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

Peter Abaci, MD

Dr. Abaci has been in private practice for over 13 years and has treated thousands of patients with complex and sometimes debilitating pain problems. He serves as the Medical Director and Co-Founder of the nationally recognized Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos California. Dr. Abaci has devoted his career to developing impactful comprehensive treatment approaches for some of medicine’s most challenging and difficult problems. He also serves as a clinical instructor at the Stanford Pain Clinic. Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain is an instructive guide that embodies Dr. Abaci’s philosophy on how to overcome the devastating effects of chronic pain and achieve optimum health. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Rev. Jack Abel, MDiv. MBA Senior Director of Spiritual Care,


Rev. Jack Abel, MDiv, MBA, Senior Director of Spiritual Care, joined Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, Pennsylvania in 2008. A student of both theology and business, his background includes clinical spiritual care supervision and organizational administration. An interfaith minister with past service as a United Methodist pastor and endorsed chaplain, he provides leadership in the integration of spiritual care with other disciplines across the continuum of treatment. The founder and current president of Spiritual Care Addiction Treatment Professionals (SCATP), Rev. Jack speaks nationally and internationally on behalf of Caron on spirituality in addictions treatment. He also serves as clinical liaison for technology innovation at Caron. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary, holds an MBA from Wilmington University, and has pursued additional theological studies at The Catholic University in Washington, DC, and at the New Seminary in New York. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Miles Adcox, MS

Miles is the CEO of Onsite. Onsite is a leader in providing therapeutic programs and services worldwide. Miles also owns and operates Onsite Music Publishing. He co-founded Peak Performance Brain Training and a long-term trauma program for women. He also co-founded a Trauma certification program and runs the American Society of Experiential Therapist (ASET). He previously ran a long-term, young adult treatment center for trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. Miles speaks nationally on topics including organizational health, family systems, and emotional wellness. He has been a featured guest expert on The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, A&E’s Intervention, and several national radio shows. Miles lives in Nashville and frequently works with the music industry, providing coaching and consulting to those in need. Miles worked in the sports and oil industries prior to a life changing transformation where he discovered his true passion: leading and motivating people into positive change. View Guest page

Episode Listing: