America is addicted to…being addicted, and during the pandemic, COVID has accelerated the addictive mindset. Dr. Donna Marks, licensed psychotherapist, addiction counselor and author of the breakthrough book “Exit The Maze” discusses her approach to treating addiction and shares her own journey as a former addict.
Dr. Donna Marks has developed a breakthrough treatment approach to addiction, one that offers long-term relief and help to America’s addicted – whether one suffers from drug, alcohol, eating, gambling, shopping, smoking, or sex addiction.
She is an educator and licensed psychotherapist and addictions counselor who has worked with over 6,000 patients over the past three decades. A speaker, author, and educator, Dr. Marks often discusses her own struggle with addiction brought her to a worldwide search for healing. She was once a single mom, high school dropout who overcame her challenges and addictions.
She became licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in 1987. In 1989, she earned a Doctorate Degree in Adult Education, then became Certified in Addictions, Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Hypnosis, and Sex Therapy.
Dr. Marks developed an award-winning addiction training program at Palm Beach Community College that has since grown into a four-year college degree program, for which she was given An Award of appreciation by the school. She has also received the Peter Fairclough Award for Service in the Field of Recovery and a Mobilization for Action through Planning & Partnerships Community Service Award by thew Governor’s Council for Community Health Partnerships.
She also co-owned an out-patient treatment program that was one of the first to incorporate a patient’s entire family “(including young children) in the addiction recovery process. She also has served as an adviser to treatment centers and on several mental health and addictions treatment boards. She is also a consultant to treatment centers.
Dr. Marks is the author of the multi award-winning, Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure. She is also the author of two books: Learn, Grow, Forgive: A Path to Spiritual Success. Dr. Marks created an effective online course for people who want to be cured of addiction. For 30 years, she has taught A Course in Miracles.
She is a public speaker and has shared her methods with hundreds of thousands of listeners on podcasts and radio shows. She resides with her husband in Palm Beach, Florida. She has three grown children.
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