D. Dawn Maxwell also known as “the Recovery Lady” is professional addiction counselor specializing in medication-assisted treatment. She is passionate about using sound recovery and biblical principles to create positive change in an addicted population and breaking the destructive generational patterns we pass down to our kids.
Dawn holds a masters degree in Media Psychology from Touro University. After spending two years studying the effects of media messaging on the brain of those struggling with substance use disorders, she is working to change to way addiction is addressed in the media and it’s messaging content, to create positive social change.
She specializes in non-addictive medication-assisted treatment in the addiction community and holds a specialty credential as a Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor. Dawn also holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from Cal State Long Beach and is a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Recovery Coach.
Dawn is the founder, owner, and co-host of the radio talk show Recovery Talk Live http://www.RecoveryTalkLive.com which aired on KFNX 1100 and has been featured on popular stations such as KWAVE as a featured guest. She is also a contributing author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and blogger. Dawn co-founded and produced the up coming reality show Recovery Bus an Extreme Home Make Over meets Intervention style show (www.recoverybus.com) which is in post-production.
Currently she is completing a two manuscripts, one on naltrexone behavioral counseling and View From The Curb, a supportive and compassionate manual written for the loved ones of those struggling with substance use disorders and mental illness. She is passionate about counselor health and self-care.