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From Junkie to Judge with Mary Beth O’Connor Untapped Keg Ep 134
Episode 13428th November 2022 • Untapped Keg • Untapped Keg
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From Junkie to Judge with Mary Beth O’Connor Untapped Keg Ep 134

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Mary Beth has been sober from a meth use disorder since 1994. She also is in recovery from abuse and trauma. Her history and her recovery are chronicled in her memoir From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction. 


Mary Beth is a Director, Secretary, and Founding Investor for She Recovers Foundation. She also is a Director for LifeRing Secular Recovery. She regularly speaks on behalf of these organizations and about multiple and secular paths to recovery. Mary Beth also has had opinion pieces published, including in the Wall Street Journal.


Professionally, 6 years into her recovery, Mary Beth attended Berkeley Law. She worked at a large firm, then litigated class actions for the federal government. In 2014 she was appointed a federal Administrative Law Judge from which position she retired early in 2020. 

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Time Stamps:

0:00 Intro

5:00 Mary Beth’s Story

12:00 Mary Beth’s Recovery

15:00 Finding Mary Beth

17:00 Finding Your Passion

25:00 Mary Beth’s Mental Health Recovery

34:00 Mary Beth, Boundaries, and Giving Yourself Permission

43:00 Mary Beth the Author

47:00 Mary Beth’s Final Message

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