Offering Addicts Hope
MACKENZIE PHILLIPS finds that the silver lining to her decades-long battle with addiction is using her own experience of turning her life around to help inspire others. “I’m passionate about recovery. I love addicts,” says the One Day at a Time star, 57, who now gets a natural high from working as a drug-and-alcohol counselor. “If you’ve gone down the rabbit hole of addiction, you don’t have to live that way anymore. We do recover.”
She details her journey in a new book,Hopeful Healing: Essays on ManagingRecovery and Surviving Addiction.