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Cindy Rae Mogil-Cooley
Meet Cindy Rae Mogil-Cooley: Author/Rx and OTC Addiction Recovery Coach On a Mission!
May 5, 2020
As an author and a professional prescription (Rx) and Over-The-Counter (OTC) addiction recovery coach, Cindy Rae Mogil-Cooley is on a mission to help as many people as possible. Her book, Swallowing A Bitter Pill: How Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drug Abuse is Ruining Lives – My Story, includes not only her backstory but real stories of pill addictions from people in all walks of life. In 1998 she launched “Prescriptions Anonymous,” the first support group for aftercare treatment of prescription and over-the-counter drug abusers in the United States. And if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she is also an advocate and key-note speaker to healthcare professionals, and state legislatures with state Opioid Task Forces. As she likes to remind people, “My mission is to reach millions of people who are still afflicted with medication addiction, using my voice of comfort, recovery coaching, and exposing pill addictions nationally.”
Cindy’s desire to educate, support, and save lives became a priority in her own life. “Since my own recovery in 1998, I have worked hard to help a problem that continues to plague our nation and world. My own story, I truly believe, has allowed my gift of creative communication to shine and inspire others,” she said.
As an addiction and recovery coach, she strives to be the best she can be for her clients. “The reward of sharing solutions through my recovery coaching programs is a gift I will continue to use for as long as I can.”
The whole concept of pill addiction was very misunderstood in the 70s, but as the years went on, it was slowly becoming an epidemic with far-reaching consequences. “I am the only author that has written a book to include not only prescription medications but over-the-counter medicines as well. At many of my speaking events, people will come up to me afterward to thank me for writing a much-needed book on the subject. I have grateful families telling me my book answered so many questions and showed them where to go for rehab help and aftercare recovery coaching services.”
She decided to offer the addiction and recovery services in 1998 when she saw there was an increased interest from treatment facilities and aftercare treatment clients seeking more than what a 12-step meeting had to offer. “With a pill addiction recovery coach and the client, you build a recovery program that works with their job schedule, events, activities, and boundaries set by the coach and families. Statistics show with recovery coaching, a client finds life-long lasting recovery, and few relapses, if any.”
Cindy believes that there has been so much hype about the Opioid Crisis that many people don’t realize that prescribed and over-the-counter medications can be as addictive and deadly. “People think that if we take painkillers off the market that pill addiction will be better, but that is a false sense of hope. People addicted to Opioids will simply switch to another form of the drug; the black market or other mood-altering prescription.
“When I sign my book, I sign it as Paying-It-Forward with a simple step. This is what I feel I do every day for others, and only ask in return to share my book and refer others to Prescriptions Anonymous for medication/alcohol addiction recovery services.”
Contact Information: Cindy Rae Mogil-Cooley - (239)-398-8106 (office)
Book is available through this website (below) or bookstores worldwide
ISBN # 978-0-578-55485-3
SWALLOWING A BITTER PILL
Swallowing A Bitter Pill: 2020 second edition now available for purchase.
Cindy Mogil-Cooley's story of addiction to prescription and over-the-counter drugs, treatment rehabilitation, relapse, and current long-term recovery since 1997.