WHEN THE DOOR OPENED BY MARY RYAN WOODS and KATHERINE ARMSTRONG
Mary Woods Co-Authors New Book, Released Yesterday!
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providing treatment scholarships to WestBridge participants
and families in need of support for continuing care.
Co-occurring mental illness and substance disorders are brain diseases that affect individuals, families, and communities regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, or upbringing. There is no magic bullet for these chronic illnesses, but there are effective treatments through which recovery is achieved.
Every individualwho experiences treatment for co-occurring disorders defines recovery uniquely. By giving voice to these experiences, we can decrease the misconceptions and stigma faced by these individuals in recovery.
Mary Woods previews her book with four of the men whose stories are told in When the Door Opened. Listen to the 10/29 broadcast of "One Hour at a Time" on Voice America's Health & Wellness Channel.
This Week's show featured When the Door Opened co-author Katherine Armstrong, who describes her unique perspective on each story from her non-clinical view, alongside Lindy Fox Smith, a WestBridge consultant, and recipient of integrated dual disorder treatment services herself. Lindy has authored books and wrote articles on the subject of co-occurring disorders.