Carolyn Mason is a retired educator. She worked with students in K-12 as well as with college and post graduate students. Over her 42-year career she frequently saw the effects that the misuse of drugs and alcohol could bring to families. When addictions impacted her own family, she experienced that stress at a personal level. Carolyn is strongly supportive of effective treatment programs to help individuals gain control of their disease and to move forward to lead abundantly fulfilling lives.