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Actress and author of the courageous New York Times bestselling memoir High on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips - Hollywood's go-to person on substance abuse and a visible and outspoken advocate for addiction awareness and education - brings her knowledge and voice on the subject of recovery for the first time, and shares her experiences for those who are trying to overcome addiction.As the daughter of lead singers of the 1960s band The Mamas and The Papas, Mackenzie Phillips grew up in a dysfunctional environment and subsequently battled a near-fatal drug addiction. Now, delivered with warmth and candor, she presents the wisdom she gained from her own personal journey through addictions and her understanding of practical treatment from her work as a rehabilitation counselor.



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Mackenzie Phillips

is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in and as rebellious teenager Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom In September 2009, Phillips' memoir was released. Phillips appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an hour-long interview. She told Winfrey that she first tried cocaine when she was 11 years old, and that her father did drugs with her and injected her with cocaine. During the interview, Phillips read excerpts from her book. She said that at the age of 19, on the night before her first wedding, "I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father. " Both reportedly were under the influence of drugs at the time. Phillips then told Winfrey, "It became a consensual relationship," describing her participation as "sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where you begin to love your captor. "Phillips said the incestuous relationship lasted ten years, and that she ended it when she became pregnant and did not know who had fathered the child. She stated that her father paid for her to have an abortion, "and I never let him touch me again. "



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