LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress, author, and recovering addict Mackenzie Phillips joins the team at renowned treatment facility, Breathe Life Healing Centers, as a substance use disorder counselor today. Phillips joins the exceptional team of clinicians along with their superior nutrition and wellness team offering patients her unique perspective, much of which has been shaped by her own battle with substance abuse. Living on the other side of addiction, Phillips became a Primary Substance Use Counselor and began working in the addiction field as a counselor in 2013. Phillips' role at Breathe will include a full caseload of patients, seeing them through the delicate process of early recovery and working with their loved ones to help bring the family unit back together.
"We are thrilled to have Mack join the Breathe family. Our clients will no doubt benefit from her expertise in the field and her personal journey to recovery. She has recovered so much – a life rich in value and substance and I cannot wait to collaborate with her. She is a brave warrior who has trudged a long road, and has built a true bridge back to life. Plus, she's not a glum gal!" notes Brad Lamm, Founder of Breathe Life Healing Centers.
"My addiction was so powerful, and so rooted in early trauma, that I lost myself for many years. Now, with a strong recovery I'm committed to helping others find their voice at Breathe Life Healing Centers," says Phillips.
Over the years, Phillips has utilized her platform as a public figure to educate people about addiction and to combat social stigmas. Her 2009 memoir, High on Arrival, detailed her battle with substance abuse and family trauma throughout her life, and her subsequent journey to mental and physical wellness.
About Breathe Life Healing Center:
Breathe treats Substance Use Disorder, Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders, utilizing trauma-informed clinical care and provides evidence-based care including Somatic therapies, IFS, DBT, experiential therapies, 12-Step participation and spiritual development work. Additionally, Breathe leads Life Skills workshops, weekly Family Class and their five day Family Workshop.
Press contact: Jamie Hess
The Narrative Group
SOURCE Breathe Life Healing Centers