This website launched in July, 2005 to engage people in discussions following the airing of the Dateline documentary, "Saving Carrick," which was about our family's struggle with addictions.
We met many good friends in these pages. Your stories were moving, honest and instructive and we will always greatly value what we shared here. But it's time to move along. Our focus has gradually moved from dealing with addiction to celebrating recovering and fitness in mind, body and spirit in our everyday lives.
Carrick, now 28, has been in recovery for more than seven years. She has been working as a milieu counselor at an in-patient program for adolescents for most of them and gave birth to a beautiful, witty and utterly delightful daughter, Lili Simone, in June 2011.
Deirdre, who received her certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) during the filming of the documentary, earned her MSW degree from NYU in 2009. After working as a counselor in several settings, she is now with the Veterans Administration in the Bronx helping homeless vets find housing. She also taught a couple of CASAC classes at Westchester Community College in Spring, 2010, and is active in several professional organizations.
Duncan is graduated from SUNY Cortland with a major in kinesiology (exercise science). He works as a personal trainer and recenty was reunited with his birth mom in Colombia.
I received certification as a personal trainer myself several years ago with the intent of refocusing my editorial work on "recovering your body." Please check out RecoveringYourBody.com. I also still write about other subjects, coach, photograph and enjoy each sumptuous moment as best I can.
— Thom Forbes, September, 2012