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Carole Bennett, M.A.
For over twenty years, Carole Bennett, M.A., has been deeply enmeshed in the world of addiction and recovery with her own family's alcohol and drug dependency. Professionally, her Master's in Clinical Psychology has afforded her work as a treatment counselor for the Salvation Army and the Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
A decade ago, Carole founded Family Recovery Solutions; a counseling center geared toward the families and friends that are struggling with their loved ones addiction issues. Here, in a safe, confidential environment, Carole works with the family members as they learn about their own healing process and the important role they play in their loved ones' recovery - or not.
Carole is a blogger on addiction and recovery for the Huffington Post's Living Section, has written numerous articles for recovery newspapers, lectured and presented commentary for KCBS in conjunction with the television movie about Lois Wilson; the co-founder of Al-Anon.
Carole's first book Reclaim Your Life - You and the Alcoholic/Addict, has become an invaluable guide for the family members and friends, clinicians, recovery centers as well as the alcoholic/addict themselves. It is endorsed by the President/CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies, Inc and is displayed and referenced at the Betty Ford Center. Carole will be the featured counselor for Al-Anons yearly magazine Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism in 2012. Carole has done numerous radio interviews across the country promoting her book and is developing programming for reality based television based on her counseling experiences.
Carole's practice in Santa Barbara, California stretches globally as she counsels by phone as well as in person.