Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • Advocacy in Action; Live from our Nation’s Capital

Advocacy in Action; Live from our Nation’s Capital

Monday 10th March 2008

Join host Mary Woods as she talks to a panel of addiction treatment, prevention and recovery advocates live from NAATP and NAADAC's Advocacy in Action Conference.
55 minutes
Informative
Empowering
Hopeful
Supportive
Thought-provoking

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One Hour AT A Time
Author:
Mary Woods
Overview:
Categories:
Sobriety Toolkit
Innovative Treatments & Recovery Paths
Family Recovery from Addiction
Recovery from Trauma
Creative Recovery Journeys
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Advocacy in Action: A Look into Addiction Policy and Recovery Advocacy

More and more people are feeling comfortable talking about the fact that the disease of addiction exists within their family or that they've experienced it themselves...
Mary Woods welcomes listeners to a special episode of One Hour at a Time, coming to them live from NAATP and NAADAC's Advocacy in Action Conference. Today, she's joined by a panel of addiction treatment, prevention and recovery advocates who give insight into where addiction policy stands and where it's going. The show starts with a discussion of NAATP's involvement in the Advocacy in Action Conference and the importance of public policy in the private sector.
The guests, Pat Greer and Joe Deegan, then talk about their experiences in the field and their roles in advocacy. Greer, the current president of NAADAC, shares her journey through the profession and her work in educating counselors to become advocates for their profession and the people they serve. Deegan, the co-chair of NAATP's Political Action Committee, talks about their efforts to raise funds and demonstrate support for candidates who are in the forefront of their issues.
The show also touches on the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process and the importance of educating the public about the need for treating co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illnesses together. The guests also discuss the need for workforce development and the impact of the parity bill. The show ends with a discussion of the legislative awards presented by NAADAC and the need to advocate for the disease of addiction and end discrimination.
Join Mary Woods and her guests for an informative and empowering conversation on addiction policy and recovery advocacy. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.