The “Respectable” Addiction: Workaholism | Mental Health Monday

With Dawn Nickel, PhD

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Monday, January 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am PST

The “Respectable” Addiction: Workaholism with Dawn Nickel, PhD

Overworking, or what some call “workaholism” is a complicated process addiction but one that is often viewed positively and even seen as a cornerstone of business success. As a woman who identifies as being in recovery from workaholism for more than a decade, Dr. Dawn Nickel knows the topic well.

During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday Co-Founder of SHE RECOVERS, Speaker, Coach, & thought leader, Dawn Nickel will:

  • Describe the characteristics of workaholism and its attendant risks
  • Share her own recovery practices in this area
  • Introduce approaches for both identifying and addressing overworking/overdoing tendencies


Dr. Dawn Nickel is a respected thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere and (along with her daughter Taryn Strong) the Founder of the SHE RECOVERS Foundation, a not-for-profit grassroots organization that inspires hope, reduces stigma, and empowers women in or seeking recovery for substance use and/or mental health challenges. Dawn is a Certified Professional Recovery Coach, with a PhD and professional experience related to women and health care policy. In her work as a researcher and consultant, Dawn has focused largely on exploring how best to support women who experience substance use disorders, mental health issues, and intimate partner violence, the three issues that prompted Dawn to start her own personal recovery journey in 1987.
Since 2011, Dawn and Taryn have dedicated their lives to developing SHE RECOVERS and its offerings so that more women (and more women from diverse backgrounds) have the access, resources, support, and freedoms necessary to cultivate individualized and holistic pathways in order to find health, sustain long-term recovery, achieve their potential, and help other women to do the same.





We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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