“There is a solution, there’s a way out of the rabbit hole,” Mackenzie says. The actress knows firsthand – not only has she survived her own struggle but is now helping others with their battles. “I’ve gone to school so that I could be a counselor and work in treatment and recovery,” she says.
She now works at Breathe Life Healing Centers and shares her tips for recovering addicts:
• She suggests creating a recovery routine and structuring your life around recovery-based activities.
• "Get into action," she says, urging those in recovery to find a support group of like-minded people who can "hold you up when you're feeling like you want to get high."
• She says to not fear to ask for help. "We can’t do this alone. We as addicts need a community around us that will help hold us up and help keep us sober," she says.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please call the confidential and free National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or visit their website.