Koren Zailckas, author of “FURY” and “Smashed”, to join host Mary Woods on “One Hour At A Time”
10/15/2010

Koren Zailckas, advocate and author of “FURY and Smashed,” to appear on the One Hour At A Time show with Mary Woods on VoiceAmerica’s Radio Network.

Online PR News – 15-October-2010 – – Phoenix, AZ Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that advocate and author, Koren Zailckas with join Mary Woods, host of the One Hour At A Time radio program on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel (http://www.health.voiceamerica.com) Monday, October 18, at 12 p.m. Pacific Time.

Koren Zailckas was 23 when she wrote the international bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, an unapologetically candid and extremely controversial account of her experiences as an underage drinker. The book sparked a national conversation about teenagers and alcohol, earning her literary praise, igniting talk show debates and helping to change national policy.

Her new book titled “FURY” takes readers on another journey into Koren’s life and the struggles that many others may have. In addition to pursuing the origins of Zailckas’s deep-seated, displaced rage, FURY also offers an intimate portrait of a romance, as well as an unflinching examination of growing up in a family where talking about or dealing with anger was off limits. A story about becoming a woman, a wife, a mother and, most importantly, it is a story about becoming more human.

Critics described Koren as “gripping,” “original,” and “brutally honest,” and praised Smashed as “one of the best accounts of addiction, let alone the college experience, or even what it means to be a teenage girl in America.” As an expert, Koren appeared on programs like 20/20, The View, Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, and 360 with Anderson Cooper. As an advocate, she spoke at town hall meetings in Washington, D.C. In 2007, she helped the U.S. Surgeon General unveil his Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.

“One Hour At A Time” airs live on Mondays at 12 PM Pacific / 2 PM Central / 3 PM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www.health.voiceamerica.com. All shows will be available in Mary Woods's Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel for on-demand and podcast download, http://www.health.voiceamerica.com.

The VoiceAmericaTM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through pod cast download. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on VoiceAmerica Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff.spenard @ voiceamerica.com.

Contact Senior Executive Producer and Network Director Melissa Schmitz at 480-294-6410 for advertising / sponsorship information or other show details.

About 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.

About WestBridge

WestBridge specializes in helping and treating those that simultaneously suffer from mental illnesses and substance abuse problems. We employ integrated dual diagnosis treatment developed by the Dartmouth Center for Evidence Based Practices, which means that our therapies for mental illness and substance abuse complement and strengthen one another, rather than contradict each other. Our mental health residential treatment facilities are amazingly serene and comfortable, providing the ideal setting for effective rehabilitation. If you're currently seeking treatment for schizophrenia, drug addiction or any combination of mental illness and substance issues for yourself or someone you love, please visit (http://www.dualdiagnosistreatment.net/)www.dualdiagnosistreatment.net for more details or contact us at 1-800-889-7871.

About VoiceAmerica:

VoiceAmerica.com, is a technology centric media group and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica™ Network (www.voiceamerica.com) and WorldTalk Radio Network (www.worldtalkradio.com). Featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting to eight niche community based channels: its flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Network, The Green Talk Network, Power Up Motorsports Channel and WorldTalk Radio Variety Channel. VoiceAmerica.com is one of the pioneers in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offering an innovative, effective and comprehensive digital broadcast platform. Digital Publishing through its 10 years of broadcast and media experience along with our seasoned staff of Executive Producers, Production and Host Services Group, VoiceAmerica.com provides an internet radio platform for new, emerging and veteran media personalities to expand and monetize their business and brand in an online digital medium.

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