Mackenzie Phillips Completes Drug Rehab Through Narconon Louisiana

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Hollywood actress is finally able to overcome life-long addiction through Narconon drug rehab program.

I kind of grew up on television. I was what they call a child star

Hollywood actress is finally able to overcome life-long addiction through Narconon drug rehab program. As chronicled in her recent book "High on Arrival," Mackenzie Phillips was introduced to the world of drug addiction at a very young age.

"I kind of grew up on television. I was what they call a child star," says Mackenzie. "I also grew up in a family that used and abused drugs. My dad was a rock star in the 60's. Drugs were the norm in my family."

As she got older, Mackenzie's drug use continued to increase, and as a result they continually crept into her professional life. Unable to maintain her lifestyle, she was asked to leave "One Day At a Time" and her drug use continued for many years, until last year Mackenzie finally found a solution to her problem - the Narconon Louisiana drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

When she arrived at Narconon Louisiana, addicted to heroin and cocaine, Mackenzie had just been bailed out on felony drug possession charges. "I felt like my life was over," she explains. "I'd had 10 years clean time in the past, but I felt defeated by my relapse."

Once Mackenzie arrived at Narconon Louisiana she was given the opportunity to break free from her past. "At Narconon Louisiana I was welcomed into a family of amazing people who truly cared about me. I was given the opportunity to repair past difficulties, under the caring and watchful eye of the staff. The program has given me the freedom to move forward into my future, a future I did not think I had," says Phillips.

The way the Narconon program achieved this was through a unique method that handles both the physical and mental aspects of addiction. During the first part of the program clients go through a sauna detoxification program, which eliminates residues that are left in the body by drugs and therefore reducing physical cravings for the drugs. The second half of the Narconon Program is a series of life skills courses, which restore an individual back to a productive, ethical, contributing member of society while raising their abilities to handle problems or difficulties.

Narconon Louisiana opened its doors in 2006 and has graduated over 150 clients from its residential drug rehab facility. The program achieves a more than 76% success rate for permanent recovery from addiction.

Like many others, Mackenzie is one individual that has been able to achieve sobriety through the Narconon drug treatment program.

"This is the beginning of my life," says Mackenzie. "I've learned who I am and what I am and I like what I've found out about myself. I can now move forward with my life, letting the past remain behind me and that means that life is new and I am new. I'll never forget my time (at Narconon)."

The executives and staff off Narconon Louisiana are proud of the accomplishments Mackenzie and other program graduates have made in overcoming difficult past experiences on the way to permanent recovery from substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction contact Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650.

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