Physician Health: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of America's Healthcare Workforce
May 15, 2017
Hosted by Mary Woods
Addiction impacts about 10 percent of the general population and has the same prevalence rate in healthcare providers. One of the most tragic outcomes of untreated addiction and mental health conditions is suicide and it is on the rise among healthcare providers. Whether you treat healthcare providers, care about your colleagues or have suffered yourself, understanding how, where and when to get help is critical. Dr. Goldenberg has presented workshops and educational seminars at national and local conferences and will be joining us to discuss this very important topic. He will also share his thoughts on how improving the health and wellbeing of the health care provider workforce can improve patient outcomes and reduce medical costs.
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.