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Mackenzie Phillips is a drug rehab counselor now!


Mackenzie Phillips has had her fair share of substance abuse issues, battling substance abuse for over 40 years. However, now she’s using her own struggles to help others who might find themselves in the same position and she’s counseling addicts and helping them get their lives back on track.

Mackenzie Phillips breezes into the Pasadena Recovery Center through the staff entrance, settles into a chair at the front of the room and prepares to lead a counseling session for 30 or so addicts.

A few minutes in, a meth addict who was admitted to the center only a few days earlier insists he’s ready to go home.

“Mack,” as Phillips is known to her clients, looks him in the eye and urges him to avoid the “overconfidence” that can accompany early recovery.

“You’re just a young guy who’s got his whole life ahead of him,” she says forcefully. “I’m a 54-year-old woman who wishes she had this guidance when I was 21. God knows what a difference that would have made.”

Good to hear something that can destroy your life can be not only overcome, but used for good, as well. Well done!

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Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Mackenzie Phillips: “The Victim Is Punished”‏

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When Mackenzie Phillips decided to tell the world about her 10-yearlong incestuous relationship with her father, she knew that her life would change forever. But she had no idea that sharing such a painful secret would cost her some of the people she believed cared about her most.

“Maybe I am naïve,” Mackenzie, 50, tells In Touch. “I thought people would think I was weird for writing this book, but I never thought they would say it was a lie. I never thought my family would abandon me.”

Yet four months after the former One Day at a Time star related sexual encounters with her rocker father, John Phillips, in her best-selling autobiography, High on Arrival, that seems to be exactly what has happened.

Several of Mackenzie’s closest family members — including her stepmother, Michelle Phillips, and her half sister Bijou — have cut off all ties with her. Michelle has even accused Mackenzie of having a history of mental illness, a claim which both Mackenzie and Michelle’s daughter (and Mackenzie’s half sister) Chynna have denied. “This is what happens when incest survivors speak the truth,” Mackenzie shares. “The victim is punished.”


Posted Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 9:09am
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Bijou Phillips: Mackenzie Told Me She Had Sex With Dad When I Was 13


Bijou Phillips — daughter of 60s musician John Phillips — isn’t happy with stepsister Mackenzie, who claims she had a decade-long sexual relationship with their father.

“When I was 13, Mackenzie told me that she had a consensual sexual relationship with our father. This news was confusing and scary, as I lived alone with my father since I was 3,” Bijou, 29, says in a statement to

“I didn’t know what to believe, and it didn’t help that shortly there after Mackenzie told me it didn’t happen.

“Mackenzie’s history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse.

“I hope she can come to terms with this and find peace,” Bijou continues. “The life I had with my father was very different. He was Mr. Mom, encouraging and loving. The man that raised me would never be capable of doing such things, and if he was, it is heartbreaking to me to think that my family would leave me alone with him.

“I understand Mackenzie’s need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but it’s devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn’t here to defend himself,” her statement concludes.

Mackenzie’s stepmother Michelle Phillips, 65, also slammed the story. She told Vanity Fair on Friday, “I’m so embarrassed — and mad. At Oprah, at the publisher, and at Mackenzie, who should be on a psychiatrist’s couch, not on TV…..”

She added, “Mackenzie has affected the lives of all her nieces and nephews, who are not going to school today and are staying home sobbing instead.”

Chynna Phillips is standing behind her stepsister Mackenzie. She tells the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now): “I have pretty much come to peace with the fact that she’s written this book and that it’s been a cathartic experience for her.”


Posted Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 12:12pm
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‘I slept with my own father,’ reveals daughter of The Mamas and The Papas singer John Phillips


The daughter of The Mamas and The Papas star John Phillips has revealed she had a long-term sexual relationship with the musician.

In an explosive tell-all book, Mackenzie Phillips says she was drugged and raped by her famous father when she was 19 and went on to engage in a consensual incestuous affair with the 1960s star.

Ms Phillips, now 49, reveals their first sexual encounter happen the night before she married Jeff Sessler, a member of the Rolling Stones entourage.

‘On the eve of my wedding, my father showed up, determined to stop it,’ writes Phillips in her new memoir High on Arrival.
‘I had tons of pills, and Dad had tons of everything too. Eventually I passed out on Dad’s bed.’

‘My father was not a man with boundaries. He was full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.


‘Had this happened before? I didn’t know. All I can say is it was the first time I was aware of it. For a moment I was in my body, in that horrible truth, and then I slid back into a blackout.’

Ms Phillips, a product of his first marriage to Susan Adams, was a heavy drug user at the time.

She was then a star in her own right in America, appearing on the U.S. sitcom One Day at a Time.

She was eventually fired from the programme and went on to tour with her father when he formed the New Mamas and the Papas.

By that stage she was now a willing participant in their relationship.

She recalls: ‘I was a fragment of a person, and my secret isolated me.

‘One night Dad said, “We could just run away to a country where no one would look down on us. There are countries where this is an accepted practice. Maybe Fiji.”

‘He was completely delusional. No, I thought, we’re going to hell for this.’

Strangely, Ms Phillips now defends the singer, who died in 2001.

‘Don’t hate my father,’ she told America’s People magazine while promoting the book.

John Phillips left behind four other children including Chynna, who featured in the singing group Wilson Phillips and Bijou, a model, actress and Hollywood socialite.


Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 7:07am
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