#274 Judge Mary Beth O’Connor: Create Your Own Robust Recovery Program

April 4, 2023 by Trista Dedmon − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Today’s guest, Judge Mary Beth O’Conner has recently released her new book, From Junkie to Judge, where she offers, not only hope, but tactics to create your own Robust Recovery Program. 

Mary Beth O’Connor has been sober since 1994. She has also been in recovery from abuse, trauma, and anxiety. Six years into her recovery, Mary Beth attended Berkeley Law School. She worked at a large law firm, then litigated class actions for the federal government. In 2014, she was appointed a federal administrative law judge, a position she held until 2020.

Mary Beth is serious about sobriety and helping others recover from addictive substance abuse. She is a director and founding investor for She Recovers Foundation, and a director for LifeRing Secular Recovery. She speaks regularly about multiple paths to recovery.

Mary Beth’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, “I Beat Addiction Without God,” is where she describes how to combine ideas from several secular programs to create a robust recovery foundation. As you might imagine, this is a subject we discuss on the show.


Please enjoy Judge Mary Beth O’Conner’s new book, From Junkie to Judge.

Also check out Mary Beth’s recommended recovery workbook: Recovery by Choice, A LifeRing Workbook

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