Tara Conner is a Television Personality, and Recovery Advocate. Through her work, she shares her experience, strength and hope with audiences throughout the United States.
Conner was crowned Miss USA in 2006. During December of that year, she entered Caron and completed 30 days of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. She recently celebrated seven years of sobriety. In September of 2012, Tara attended Breakthrough at Caron. Through this groundbreaking residential, 5½ day program, Tara was able to learn more about herself and became aware of blind spots that were hindering her from living life to the fullest.
Through her work, she hopes to raise awareness that addiction is a disease and that many people go on to lead a healthy, productive life in recovery. She especially wants educators, families and professionals to know that sobriety at an early age is achievable and that it greatly enhances life’s possibilities.
“It’s so important to understand that addiction is a family disease,” said Conner. “I experienced this firsthand within my own family. But I’ve also learned that through treatment and recovery you can break the cycle.”
Additionally, Tara is a singer/songwriter, actress, television personality, and model. She can also be found on Twitter at @TaraConner
“Tara Conner’s honest and sensitive articulation of her story opens the way for her audiences to understand that addiction is a destructive disease that runs in families, but also demonstrates that individuals and families can and do recover, heal and lead satisfying and generous lives. Tara is a beautiful and compelling presenter and a caring and generous supporter of other young people seeking recovery.”
Sis Wenger, Past President & CEO of National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
“Tara Conner knows the subject matter of addiction. She is a powerful speaker and a beautiful example of recovery. We need more like her who are willing to standup and tell the truth with knowledge, inspiration and grace.”
Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Actor, Writer, Lawyer & Activist