Carole Bennett, MA

For over twenty years, Carole Bennett, MA, has been personally enmeshed in the world of addiction and recovery with her own family’s alcohol and drug dependency issues.  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 family and friends who are struggling with their loved ones' addiction issues.  Here, in a safe, confidential environment, Carole works with the family members in helping them understand their loved ones' disease.  In addition, they learn about their own recovery process and the important role they play regarding their loved ones' recovery—or not.    

Carole is a staff 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, and  recovery centers, as well as the alcoholic/addict themselves. Carole’s practice in Santa Barbara, California, stretches globally as she counsels by phone, as well as in person.