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McKenzie Phillips author of Hopeful Healing

March 1, 20176 min
Mackenzie Phillips, actress and author of the courageous New York Times bestselling memoir High on Arrival, has written a new book, Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction (Beyond Words/Atria,. Referencing her past struggles as an addict and her current role as a substance abuse counselor, Mackenzie is sharing her experience and insight to help addicts, along with family members and support systems, get the help and motivation they need to reach sobriety. In Hopeful Healing, Phillips shares short essays that include personal stories along with first-step motivations for the addict who is looking to or perhaps struggling to recover. She addresses mindfulness, failure, hope, trust, and acceptance, among many prominent themes in the life of an addict. Each chapter concludes with the “It Works if You Work It” section for reflection and exercises that worked well for her and her clients. Phillips offers encouragement and open honesty from someone who has been r

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