Tara Conner is a Television Personality, Actress, and Recovery Advocate. Through her work, she shares her experience, strength and hope with audiences throughout the United States.
Conner was crowned Miss USA in 2006. During December of that year, she entered the Caron Treatment Center and completed 30 days of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. She has since celebrated 11 years of sobriety.
Tara hopes to raise awareness that addiction is a disease and that many people go on to lead a healthy, productive life in recovery. She especially wants educators, families and professionals to know that sobriety at an early age is achievable and that it greatly enhances life’s possibilities.
“It’s so important to understand that addiction is a family disease,” said Conner. “I experienced this firsthand within my own family. But I’ve also learned that through treatment and recovery you can break the cycle.”
In 2017, Tara joined forces with Greg Hannley of SOBA Recovery. Together, they are beating down the doors of our politicians, and raising awareness for longterm recovery solutions. Once a month, they are joined by actor Daniel Baldwin on their television show “SOBA living”. Each episode highlights current events, potential problems, and solutions to combat the Opioid Epidemic.
Tara’s next journey consists of “Recover Out Loud Townhalls”, where she travels to communities in the United States creating a space for debate and conversations in each town. She hopes that by shedding light on the problem, they will come together and show their truth’s. Conner said, “We can’t change anything until we know what the problem is.”
Last year, Tara did her first Tedx Talk, and is currently finishing her first book.