Addiction


28, Mar, 2017

Marti MacGibbon presents at South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking Conference in San Jose

Marti MacGibbon is an internationally known speaker and a bestselling, nationally award-winning author.Marti MacGibbon is a national advocate for human trafficking victims and survivors. She is also an advocate for those who suffer from mental illness and/or the disease of addiction. As a professional inspirational speaker, an internationally known author, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction who is also an experiential expert, Marti works to inform and support professionals who work with affected populations. Ms.

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24, Feb, 2017

Laff-Aholics 2016 Rocked the House, All Profits to Progress House and Seeds of Hope

 
Emcee Marti Mac and Headliner Karen Rontowski backstage at Laff-Aholics 2016.
Laff-Aholics 2016 blew the roof off the packed 540-seat auditorium, with a sold-out show and non-stop laughter! Deepest gratitude to our sponsor, Community Health Network in Indianapolis. The hilarious Norm Stulz of Detroit, and the brilliant Karen Rontowski of Los Angeles headlined the show. Marti MacGibbon hosted the event. 2016 beneficiaries are Progress House and Seeds of Hope, non-profits in Indianapolis that provide transitional housing and access to addiction treatment and mental health care for people in recovery.

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27, Nov, 2016

Marti MacGibbon Keynotes National Recovery Month Event at MCC Chicago

Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is a nationally renowned humorous inspirational speaker, an internationally known author, and an expert on addiction recovery and trauma resolution. Marti delivered the keynote speech at a National Recovery Month Event in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal penitentiary in downtown Chicago. This event was the first of its kind in the federal prison system. Her talk focused on recovery, resilience, and hope, and included strategies for strengthening recovery, maintaining a positive mental attitude, and managing stress.

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22, Jan, 2016

Marti MacGibbon Speaks to Re-entry Population in Cass-Pulaski County

Humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon delivered a high energy, informative, and entertaining presentation on addiction recovery, resilience, and self-empowerment to clients in re-entry from the Cass-Pulaski County Community Corrections. Marti is a survivor of hard-core drug addiction, adolescent sexual assault/abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, PTSD and homelessness who turned her life around using simple and effective strategies that anyone can employ to create positive change.
The event was held at IVY Tech Community College in Logansport, Indiana. After her talk, Ms.

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3, Oct, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Keynotes 40th Anniversary Break The Cycle Celebration

Marti MacGibbon, humorous inspirational speaker, nationally award-winning author, and addiction specialist, delivered the keynote speech at Community Health Center’s 40th Anniversary of their Break the Cycle Celebration. The event, held at Quaker Station in downtown Akron, attracted a full capacity audience, and inspired all attendees to celebrate recovery and break away the stigma surrounding addiction and co-occurring issues.

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14, Aug, 2014

Marti MacGibbon, Standup Comic and Addiction Expert, on ABC-TV in Indianapolis

Marti MacGibbon is a standup comic, inspirational humorous speaker, and addiction specialist.
Marti MacGibbon, standup comic, award-winning author, inspirational speaker and expert on addiction, was invited to make a positive statement about recovery on ABC-TV in Indianapolis, in the wake of Robin Williams’ tragic death. The segment, which was filmed at Fairbanks Hospital, aired Tuesday evening, and included information about the warning signs of depression.

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18, May, 2014

Marti MacGibbon interviews Mary Kennedy on “Kickass Personal Transformation”

I’m so excited to have hilarious comedienne, actor, and radio host Mary Kennedy on my show! My friendship with Mary goes back to my years in professional standup, when I was based out of Los Angeles. I’ve shared the stage with Mary and am also a fan of her work.
Mary’s comedy has been seen on Comedy Central, SPIKE and USA Network. In Los Angeles, she’s a regular at the Laugh Factory and the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club.
In New York City she appeared at Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club and Standup New York.

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29, Apr, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Speaks to Midwest Organization of Human Services Workers

Inspirational speaker and award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech at the Midwest Organization of Human Service Workers’ Annual Conference. The event theme was, “Reducing Marginalization; Increasing Inclusion.” Marti’s own personal story of triumph over human trafficking, homelessness, domestic violence and hard core drug addiction is a testament to the power of the human spirit, and to the fact that even the seemingly hopeless cases do recover. Her presentation touched on here personal story, but also included insights into overcoming adversity, self-care, positive action for change, and plenty of humor.

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9, Mar, 2014

Marti MacGibbon interviews Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead on Pure Motive Radio

I recently interviewed Dr. Steve Grinstead, AD, LMFT, ACRPS, CADC-II, on my radio talk show, Kickass Personal Transformation with Marti MacGibbon. Doctor Grinstead is a mentor and colleague, a renowned expert on addiction, relapse prevention, and addiction free pain management.  I am honored to have him as a guest, and he has offered to return to the show on Monday, March 17th.
During his last visit to the show, Steve and I discussed addiction, pain management, cognitive behavioral therapy, (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy, (DBT), and the amazing plasticity of the brain and its power to heal.

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1, Feb, 2014

Marti MacGibbon interviews Leonard Buschel, founder of Writers in Treatment

Leonard Buschel, co-founder of Writers in Treatment (WIT), was a recent guest on Pure Motive Radio Network’s new show, Kickass Personal Transformation™ with Marti MacGibbon. Leonard told host Marti MacGibbon about how his non-profit organization, Writers in Treatment, connects individuals suffering from addiction and other self-destructive behaviors with treatment and recovery solutions. WIT also presents the REEL Recovery Film Festival, an inspiring and relevant event held in 8 cities that showcases both classics and contemporary films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery.

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