Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • Musicians in Recovery is Beautiful Music – Special Encore Presentation!

Musicians in Recovery is Beautiful Music – Special Encore Presentation!

Monday 2nd June 2008

Host Mary Woods welcomes Woody, CEO and founder of Right Turn, to discuss the agency's out-patient addiction treatment for creative artists. Learn about the engagement model, expressive therapy, and the importance of community in recovery. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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One Hour AT A Time
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Mary Woods
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Sobriety Toolkit
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Musicians in Recovery: How Right Turn is Helping Creative Artists Get Sober and Find Their Voice

I think that this is what we do best at Right Turn is we help people understand that recovery is a very wonderful piece of the creative.
In this episode of One Hour AT A Time, host Mary Woods welcomes Woody, CEO and founder of Right Turn, to discuss the agency's unique approach to addiction treatment for creative artists. Right Turn provides out-patient services, including expressive therapy, that aim to engage individuals in the recovery process and help them find their voice. Woody explains that while Right Turn does not follow an abstinence model, the agency's engagement model and supportive community have helped countless individuals achieve and maintain sobriety.
One of the key components of Right Turn's program is the integration of creative expression into the recovery process. Woody shares that the agency provides a small stage and sound system for artists to perform, giving them an opportunity to showcase their talents in a clean and sober environment. This not only allows individuals to practice performing in a new way but also helps to break down the isolation that many creative people experience while on the road.
The engagement model also extends to families, with Right Turn offering a weekly family group and meetings as late as midnight. Woody emphasizes the importance of community and belonging in recovery, citing research that demonstrates that individuals who feel a sense of community and connection have a much greater chance of staying clean and sober.
Throughout the episode, Woody and Mary discuss various aspects of addiction treatment and the recovery process, including the post-acute withdrawal period and the brain disease model of addiction. They touch on the high rates of substance use in certain occupations and how Right Turn is uniquely positioned to help creative artists who may have trouble performing in a clean and sober manner. Woody also shares stories of individuals who have found success in the Right Turn program and emphasizes that addiction can affect anyone.
Overall, this episode of One Hour AT A Time provides a fascinating look at the intersection of creativity and recovery and how Right Turn is helping individuals and families find hope and healing. Listeners will come away with a better understanding of the engagement model and the importance of community in the recovery process. Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com and learn more about how Right Turn is helping creative artists get sober and find their voice.