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Mackenzie Phillips on Recovery & Healing

From the Show: HER
Summary: Former actress turned substance abuse counselor, Mackenzie Phillips, shares her story of recovery and healing.
Air Date: 4/27/17
Duration: 36:48
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Mackenzie Phillips, Substance Abuse Counselor
Mackenzie Phillips Author PhotoMackenzie Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips and stepdaughter of Michelle Phillips, both lead singers of the '60s band, The Mamas and The Papas.

She starred as Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time alongside Valerie Bertinelli.

Today, Phillips works at Breathe Life Healing Center in West Hollywood as a substance abuse counselor. 

Mackenzie Phillips on Recovery & Healing
Actress Mackenzie Phillips decided to give up the Hollywood life to follow her passion: helping addicts recover.

She understood the connection between sexual trauma and addiction; unfortunately, all too well based on her own experiences.

Don’t expect to confront your trauma in the first stages of recovery. Handling the symptoms of the trauma enables the trauma itself to be addressed in time.

Not everyone working toward sobriety faces daily struggles. Don’t feel like there’s something wrong with you if you don’t fret in recovery.

Understand that there is a connection between child abuse and addiction. It’s important to empower children. Let them know you have their back.

Listen as Mackenzie Phillips joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share her journey of recovery and to inspire you to heal after challenging circumstances.

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