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Mackenzie Phillips -- Addiction Counselor

6/26/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Celebrity Rehab" alum Mackenzie Phillips is in the process of becoming a certified drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor ... TMZ has learned. 

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Sources connected to the actress tell us ... Phillips -- who famously struggled with substance abuse for years --- is roughly half-way through a certification program and hopes to use her experience to help struggling addicts acknowledge and defeat their demons. 

We're told Mackenzie's progress will be captured for a new reality show called "No Relapse" produced by powerhouse reality company 44 Blue ... and sources connected to the project tell us the show is already getting, "Strong interest from multiple networks."
 

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nevernude    

@Just because, btty- Hmm. How do you figure she hasn't helped herself? I think her sobriety is a testament to her goal of recovery. And as a clinical therapist who works with addiction myself, I suggest you do some research in this field. Many people in recovery go on to become certified alcohol and drug counselors. Also, with knowledge comes wisdom. Would you rather speak with someone who has a history of addiction or some 26-year old know it all? I've worked with both, and often times the individual with a CDAC trumps many clinical psychologists.

Mackenzie, GOOD JOB. I know you have endured a great deal of trauma in your life and I commend you and your big heart for reaching out to those who still suffer and for gaining insight into your own struggles!

1122 days ago
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Sensible Grandma    

GOOD FOIR HER. HOPE SHE STAYS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. SHE DESERVES IT.

1121 days ago
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Jim Russell    

It's really quite simple: "unless you have walked a mile in her shoes" you have no right to be judgmental!

1120 days ago
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Wiley    

Turning her life around and filming it for a reality show? This woman should NEVER be near a drug addict because her track record is bad, bad, and bad. She's been in rehab half her life and relapses every couple years. Getting sober to make a reality show just doesn't hack it. She's just looking for money to support her habit again. Money for drugs again. Don't believe her.

1120 days ago
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Carolg    

I hope she is not doing this for notoriety or money. I wish her humility and a peace with in.

798 days ago
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