Hi! My name is Carrie and I am so glad you are here. Warmest welcome!
The fact that you are reading this means you are probably thinking about changing your relationship with alcohol. So proud of you for having the courage to contemplate this change and start researching. I was in your shoes. I didn't know a single other sober person when I made my personal decision to stop. Let's do this together.
In April 2016, I found myself at a major crossroads in my life. Either stop drinking or lose my marriage. As a full-time working Nurse Practitioner (highly functional) and mother of 2 young children, I had become completely addicted to alcohol. What started as social drinking and a couple glasses of wine to relax at the end of the day turned into a full blown addiction. I tried to moderate, I tried denial And I tried it alone. Nothing worked and I HAD to ask for help.
You can ask for help too.
When I entered sobriety I was filled with so. much. shame. It took me years to work through my shame and deal with the stigma surrounding addiction. During early recovery I made a promise to myself that once I could, I would help others to embrace and confidently OWN their sobriety sooner than I did.
No more shame or stigma.
As my sobriety continued to grow so did my confidence. I started sponsoring and mentoring and eventually coaching! Brave was launched in May 2021 and Brave's first Signature Sobriety Hiking Retreat took place that fall in Asheville, North Carolina. I am passionate about helping people get and stay sober and would be honored to be a part of your journey.
Embrace and confidently OWN your sobriety.