Joani Gammill, RN
Joani Gammill, RN,a recovering alcoholic, was struggling with a back injury and the pain it caused. After surgery, she was prescribed a cornucopia of opiate-based drugs including Oxycontin, which her doctor said was a nonaddictive painkiller used especially for recovering addicts (information that came straight from the drug company). She got hooked and ten years later, with the help of Dr. Phil, who performed and televised her intervention, Gammill found sobriety again, this time from alcohol and opiates. She has gone on to a successful career as a professional interventionist who helps everyone from celebrities to executives to moms get into treatment.