Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is an award-winning recovery advocate and a leading humorous inspirational keynote speaker on addiction and recovery. Her nationally award-winning, addiction memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom, is an Amazon bestseller in two categories: Memoirs of Women and Feminist Theory. Ms. MacGibbon is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. In her own life, Marti overcame being trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime, domestic violence, severe PTSD, homelessness, and hard-core drug addiction.
With all the drawbacks associated with substance abuse, the stigma of drug and alcohol use continues to rise. These days, the problem – rather than the solution – is being highlighted, which makes it that much harder for someone to not only admit they have a problem but actually take that first step to getting the help they need.
Luckily, Marti MacGibbon has found her own solution to this rising problem. With her humor, genuine heart to help, and down-to-earth style, she’s sharing the message of hope and inspiration to people who have been touched by addiction, whether they are a user themselves or a family member.
Laff-Aholics Comedy Benefit for Recovery 2015 raised $11,450 dollars for our beneficiaries, Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation and Foundation for Court Promoted Recovery. Both beneficiaries are non-profits in Indianapolis that provide access to treatment for addiction and mental health services. Humorous inspirational speaker and standup comic Marti MacGibbon is founder, producer and emcee of the annual event. One hundred percent of the profits from the show go to beneficiaries.
Inspirational humorous speaker Marti MacGibbon delivered a keynote speech at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. MacGibbon is an internationally known author and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. Her powerful personal comeback story, combined with humor and practical insights into resilience, healing, and positive change make her a favorite with audiences. And Marti MacGibbon lives her message – she is a survivor of human trafficking, domestic violence, complex PTSD, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around twenty years ago.
Marti MacGibbon is an internationally known author, a humorous inspirational speaker, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She delivered a high energy and uplifting keynote speech at the recovery month event, “Putting the Pieces Back Together,” at Labette Center for Mental Health in Parsons, KS. The event, which fell on National Suicide Prevention Day, was well attended and covered in the local press.
Marti knows her topic well.
Marti MacGibbon delivered a high energy, inspirational and humorous keynote speech to mental health professionals, administrators, VPs and CEOs at the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers’ 2015 Conference. The Indiana Council is a professional trade organization that serves the interests of 25 community-based mental health centers around the state that provide services such as adult, child and adolescent behavioral programs, and addiction treatment services. The Indiana Council engages in public policy advocacy, education and community relations to preserve its members’ best interests.
Spring 2015 is a high energy season for humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon. Marti delivered a keynote speech to behavioral services professionals, addiction treatment professionals, medical professionals, and a wide range of service providers in Evansville, IN. The Luncheon event was named “Marti Friday” by the event’s creators, United Caring Services and United Caring Shelters. This event supported service providers with inspiration and motivation, and breaking away the stigma, myths and misconceptions about homeless people.
On December 31, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation, naming January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2015. As a survivor leader and advocate, I am both grateful for and proud of the work the United States of America is doing to eradicate human trafficking and to help victims recover from the trauma suffered in captivity and rebuild their lives.
Freedom is precious and worth fighting for. No one has the right to violate another’s basic human rights, but traffickers do that as part of their business plan.
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.
Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition honored Marti MacGibbon with the 2014 Recovery Advocate of the Year Award. IAIC is a subsidiary of Mental Health America of Indiana. Ms. MacGibbon is an inspirational speaker, certified addiction treatment specialist, and author of the nationally award-winning addiction memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom.
Kim Manlove, Director of the Coalition, presented Marti with the award, and added that she is recognized for her outstanding work in recovery advocacy, and for breaking away the stigma surrounding addiction, human trafficking, mental illness and and other issues.