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Stephenie Carroll’s Story


My name is Stephenie Carroll, and I have been clean and sober for 21 years. I am currently the Program Director for Bakersfield Recovery Services. It is an honor to work for the program that gave me a life worth staying clean for. I am a graduate of Capistrano Community for Women from 1997. I spent a year in treatment at Capistrano and it completely changed the direction of my life and helped mold me into who I am today. I was a 22-year-old scared, young mom of a 3-year-old little girl when I got to Capistrano in August of 1996. I had spent a good portion of my early adult life either on drugs or incarcerated. The staff at Capistrano showed me the unconditional acceptance that I needed in order to build my self-worth and help me to set goals for my life.

10 Comments

  1. Debbie Hodges on July 11, 2019 at 2:38 am

    You are and inspiration to many, mentor, co-worker, friend!

  2. Sissy O on July 11, 2019 at 3:14 am

    OMG! I’m so proud of you. You are a big of my recovery. Starting at “Stepping in late night “ so many years ago. I love and miss you. Go getem’ sister. You are making things happen. Keep going.

  3. Amy Marrs on July 11, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I love you Stephanie you are one of the best people I’ve ever known and I’m proud to tell people your my sister and I bet you don’t know this but I always mention your name to the people I know are going into or needing recovery because you are one of the best in your job. Your story made me cry ,because I remember all of it and you are Awesome Steph don’t ever forget that I love you sis!

  4. Jessica on July 11, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Such a beautiful example ! Bless you

  5. Collette Jones on July 11, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Stephanie you are a predecessor that I look up to thank you for being a part of my recovery and allowing me to be a part of yours.

  6. Shannon Farrell hicks on July 11, 2019 at 10:40 am

    You beautiful Soul! Such an honor to walk this road of happy Destiny together! Love you 💖

  7. Angie Armstrong on July 13, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Congratulations so proud of you😃😄😁😬

    • Leslie Monty on July 14, 2019 at 1:28 am

      So proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people…. my life also began after graduating from Capistrano, wonderful things happen when you make a decision to change and put the work kn behind it. I love this post and I love you steph! So proud of all you are and do!

  8. Jennifer Camp on July 14, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Miss Stephanie was my counselor in “2000” you where amazing

  9. Mary Kay Fuhlrodt on July 14, 2019 at 4:12 am

    I love you! So proud of you too!

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