Carly Benson
Carly Benson
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With over 11 years of recovery under her belt from alcohol and cocaine, Carly Benson has become a faithful believer in miracles, a writer and a person living a mindfully alcohol-free lifestyle. She works to inspire others to live more intentionally as a certified Holistic Recovery Coach, Speaker and Yoga Instructor.

Carly Benson is the founder of, a personal development blog she started in 2012, which matured into a well-established platform for those seeking specialized coaching to become alcohol-free. She began writing as an outlet to share her non-traditional approach to sobriety rooted in the modalities of spirituality, intentionality, and self-care. She is known as one of the leading voices in the conversation of progressive concepts related to drink and addiction culture and both her media and transformational programs are designed to help people create lives they don’t want to escape.

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