email correspondence with Chris Carberg at Addiction Guide

Re: Addiction Treatment Lifeline
Date: January 13, 2022

Hi Brad,

My name is Chris, and I’m a grateful recovering addict (15+ years). I’m also one of the founders of the new website, Addiction Guide is one of the only educational websites founded by a recovering addict, an addict’s spouse, and a board-certified addiction doctor.

While I was researching websites with helpful information about addiction and mental health, I came across Brad Mersereau and noticed the valuable resources you have available here –

Over 100,000 Americans have died of a drug overdose during the pandemic, and so we created this website with a clear mission – we want to save lives.

Will you help us save lives and spread awareness by adding a link to our website?

Thank you,

Chris Carberg – Founder & Grateful Recovering Addict (2005)

Re: Addiction Treatment Lifeline
Date: January 13, 2022

Hi Chris,

We will add to our Recovery Resources webpage with the January updates.  Congratulations on your continuing Recovery.

I would be honored if you would add your anonymous Sobriety Anniversary date to where 1129 champions celebrate 24,838 clean and sober years. Our 2022 goal is to surpass 26,000 collective years. Please invite all you know in Recovery to join us. We believe strongly in saving lives also through addiction prevention. 422 teens honor mind body and spirit without drugs or alcohol at thus significantly reducing possibility for later addiction. Please share with all whom would benefit. I would appreciate your adding the link to

Thanks for your consideration.


Re: Addiction Treatment Lifeline
Date: January 13, 2022


Thank you so much for being willing to add it!

I added my sobriety anniversary… I’ll be sharing this with lots of folks, and I also love that you have the techniques listed for students to be able to speak to parents.

I had a chance to go onto youtube and listen to your music, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing that with the world.