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Angela Pugh – Addiction Professional

Angela Pugh


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Building resources in Kansas City, for healthy and strong addiction recovery.

Addiction Interventionist, Counselor, and Coach
Addiction Interventionist, Counselor, and Coach Angela Pugh is a leading expert in the field of addiction. After her recovery from alcoholism, Pugh completed courses of study including a specialized collegiate program in Addiction Counseling, training as a Board Registered Interventionist, Social Work program at the University of Kansas, and Life Coach Certification, Psychology studies and Recovery Coach Certification.

Pugh has also amassed years of extensive personal study in NLP, motivational interviewing, neurobiology of addiction, trauma healing, intervention, coaching, and much more.

She founded Kansas City Recovery (KCR), a full-service addiction and recovery resource that draws upon Pugh’s years of personal and professional experience in the application of tried-and-true recovery principles. Kansas City Recovery offers a full range of services, including intervention services, outpatient treatment, recovery coaching, alcohol and drug counseling and continuing education and workshops.

KCR also operates the innovative Sober Living House, where adult male residents live as a recovering family to build the foundation for a strong and long-lasting sober life.

Pugh and Kansas City Recovery were honored with the 2017 Small Business Excellence Award by the Overland Park, Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

Pugh is also a noted freelance writer on coaching, relationships, and addiction education, and a sought-after speaker and educator on the same topics. She is a regular source on addiction and recovery for news media outlets nationwide. She resides in the Kansas City area with her dog, Henry, aka “The Boss”.

Angela’s Mission

“I got sober when I was 33, and being an alcoholic is the best thing that ever happened to me. In my journey of recovery, I learned that I could be dedicated to something (other than drinking), and I learned that I was strong. I got to rebuild my life, go to college, and reclaim my self-worth and confidence. The truth is, this is what I was put on this earth for: to help others navigate this awful illness and help create a plan to nurture recovery through the long and winding road of addiction. Some people are uncomfortable talking about addiction and some are embarrassed to be addicted. For me, through my addiction, I found my purpose. And I couldn’t be more grateful to say, Hi everybody, I’m Angela. I’m an alcoholic’.”

For more information, to book Angela as a speaker or for an interview, visit www.angelapugh.com.

  • University of Kansas School of Social Wellfare
  • Columbia General Studies Psycology/NeuroPsychology
  • KCKCC Addiction Counseling
  • CRADC – International Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • CCP – Certified Coach Practitioner
  • BRI – Board Registered Interventionist
  • CCAR – Recovery Coach Academy
  • KCPM – Kansas Certified Peer Mentor
  • KDADS – Trainer of Peer Support Services


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