" The more I see, the less I know for sure. " — John Lennon

“We Are All Addicts”: Psychologist Carder Stout Opens Our View on Addiction and What to Do to Move through It

November 19, 2021 | Posted in Addiction, Uncategorized

Throughout the world, there is discord around the theories of addiction. Many believe it to be a disease or a chip in one’s DNA that leaves them predisposed to its throes. This idea seems to claim the popular vote—at least, it has in this writer’s experience. Having lost my father to alcoholism, I’ve fielded countless…

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A Therapist’s Tips for Maintaining New Sobriety

June 9, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

ASK A THERAPIST Q Over the course of the pandemic, I developed some new problems with substance abuse that I didn’t have before. It started as a way to cope. But it went too far. I’m working on getting sober, and I’m doing well. How do I make sure it lasts? —Isabel M. A First,…

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Pain, Peace, and Writing One’s Life Story

January 15, 2021 | Posted in Families, Lost in Ghost Town

On this episode of Book It with CA, Carol Anne speaks with three authors who have pulled back the curtains on their own lives in deeply personal memoirs. Diane Cardwell, author of Rockaway, Susan Burton, author of Empty, and Carder Stout, author of Lost in Ghost Town, talk about their private struggles, relationships with family…

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Lost And Found With Dr. Carder Stout

October 9, 2020 | Posted in Uncategorized

This is a story of addiction, decline, recovery and family. It is also the very embodiment of empathy. In Lost in Ghost Town, Dr. Carder Stout recounts a middle-class upbringing and a childhood of privilege, at least from outside appearances. Underneath was a family history of alcoholism and crime that shape Stout’s destiny – or…

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