Carrie has been working in mental health and addictions since 2008. As a paramedic and peer support worker Carrie has worked with some of the countries most disenfranchised and vulnerable people. During her time in the field she has witnessed people in the blackness of despair find a profound resilience when met with kindness, support and community. Witnessing firsthand the healing power of positive community, her philosophy on addiction has shifted and believes that no matter how far down the scale you have gone you can find your way back, if you have a supportive community and are willing to do to the work that leads to change. Carrie has faced and continues to overcome her own demons of addictions and has stayed sober for the last nine years through a combination of 12-Step programs and, a personal seeking of self knowledge, and following her own path to spiritual fulfillment.