A Party in Honor of In Recovery’s New Era

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anna david editor in chief of in recovery magazine and dr drew at the church key

Just because a girl gets sober doesn’t mean that girl doesn’t love a party.

Apologies for the double negative there; I’m in post-party mode—which, by the way, means something a whole lot different today than it did in the old days.

Essentially, I’m still in the afterglow of the ridiculously lovely fete Brad Lamm and Mackenzie Phillips of Breathe Life Healing Centers threw in honor of my new job here. It happened at Church Key on Sunset in West Hollywood, which means that we got to celebrate in the way sober folks most enjoy—with fried mac and cheese, popcorn doused in brown butter and chives, crispy pork belly, and donuts with brown butter glaze, to name a few of the indulgences. (In case you don’t know, donuts, to people like us, are essentially a drug.)

anna david in recovery magazine editor party at Church Key
Anna with Brad Lamm from Breathe (top left), Kimberly James from Malibu Beach Recovery, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Melissa Goodmon from Casa Capri (top right), Dr. Josh Lichtman, Anna, Susan and Drew Pinsky (bottom left), Anna with Mackenzie Phillips from Breathe (bottom right)

It’s not every day that you get to see treatment center owners mingling with one another but we had Howard Samuels from The Hills, Kimberly James and Charlie Bentz from Malibu Beach House and Melissa Goodmon from Casa Capri mixing with Brad and Mack. Other recovery luminaries included Dr. Drew Pinsky and his amazing wife Susan, Facing Addiction’s Ryan Hampton, Ted Collins from the Mober recovery app, psychiatrist Dr. Josh Lichtman and Chris Howard from Ethos Sober Living—not to mention Breathe’s Deb Hughes, Kristen Johnson, Brandon Kneefel and Emily Roy. Did I mention that Zan Eisley from Hightower Associates and Nancy Hovey from Alkermes were also there?

For me, it was a touching and glorious launch into this new adventure for me. And thanks to Brad, we had an emoji of me made into Pee Wee Herman to symbolize that. In short, while I may not be still consuming any of those brown butter donuts (alas), the sweetness of the event will linger for a long time.

You can check out some more photos from the event on the InRecovery Facebook page.

Drew, take us out!

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Anna David is the Editor-in-Chief of In Recovery Magazine. She's a New York Times-bestselling author of six books who's written for The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Playboy, Vanity Fair and Women’s Health, among many others. She's appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. She speaks at colleges across the country about relationships, addiction and recovery and is the founder of AfterPartyMagazine and RehabReviews.com as well as a former editor at The Fix. Her coaching program creates bestselling authors.

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