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Jean Mackie  
BA, CIP, LAADC, CCJP, GRC, RTC (#85694)

AKA: Strategy Artist, Buddha Lawyer and Recovery Muse

Jean Mackie was born into a diverse family of origin ranging from military personnel to vaudevillian trained performers. Growing up she recalls seeing the world as one giant labyrinth. Even the simple task of clearing the table and washing dishes sent mixed messages. Do I strategically pile all dirty dishes on a tray and save valuable TV watching time creating an assembly line formation with my siblings, or do we break into song and dance with the dishtowels and soap bubbles for an improv tap dance routine? Fast forward to her college years where she received a BA in Theatre/Drama at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her dad has since recovered from her not choosing an aviation career.

Twenty years later came the divine intervention that lead to her own personal journey into recovery and a total career change. Looking back she recalls, “I don’t know how I ever matched socks or made two sentences come together before I knew what I know now.” She attended the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies—Pacific West in Los Angeles where she received her CAADC certification for chemical dependency counseling; Loyola Marymount University where she acquired certification as a CCJP criminal justice addiction professional allowing her to go into the court system and assist in drug and alcohol involved cases; received certification through the Glasser Institute in Reality Therapy (RTC); received her certification as a Grief  Recovery Specialist (GRS) through the Grief Recovery Institute; is a Board Registered Intervention Specialist (BRI); member of (AIS) Association of Intervention Specialists; and is a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board representing accomplished Intervention Specialists throughout the country.

There’s plenty of road ahead as Jean Mackie and her company Mastering Addiction Consciously move forward in going global. As she sees it, “Addiction is a worldwide epidemic!” With the planet suffering massive destruction in areas and growing more complicated and demanding, many people are being challenged by highly emotional trauma. It only makes sense to then gravitate toward using some sort of chemicals to escape their world, if even for a little while. Not realizing that a little while turns quickly into a lifetime.