Conner was crowned Miss USA in 2006. During December of that year, she entered the Caron Treatment Center and completed 30 days of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. She has since celebrated 9 years of sobriety.
Tara 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.”
In addition to her advocacy work, Tara is a television host, singer/songwriter, actress, and model. She can also be found on Twitter at @TaraConner
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