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Mackenzie Phillips – American Actress and author of the courageous New York Times bestselling memoir High on Arrival, and her equally successful book, Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction, is also currently enjoying her role as ‘Barb’ in Season 6 / Netflix, Orange Is The New Black and another Netflix show reuniting with series creator Norman Lear for the revival of One Day At A Time.
Phillips rose to fame with breakout parts in 1973's American Graffiti and '70s sitcom One Day at a Time and is now making a different impact as VP aT Breathe Life Healing Center in Los Angeles where she specializes in trauma, drug, and alcohol treatment and recovery from mental health issues.
The daughter of The Mamas and the Papas lead singer John Phillips, Mackenzie a survivor of substance abuse, sexual abuse and now is a determined and outspoken advocate for addiction and mental health awareness and education. Mackenzie brings her knowledge and voice on the subject of recovery and shares her experiences for those who are trying to overcome addiction and mental health challenges.
Mackenzie Phillips grew up in a dysfunctional environment and subsequently battled a near-fatal drug addiction, along with mental health struggles. She presents the wisdom she gained from her own personal journey through addictions mental health issues, deepening her understanding of practical treatment from her work as a counselor. Using her own life experiences as examples of proven recovery methods, she shares the tools and holistic approaches that are available to help those on their way to recovery, wellness and freedom from ongoing struggles with mental health issues.
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