ATLANTA Meeting Times

Group Meetings every
Monday & Thursday at Noon
at O-Ku
1085 Howell Mill Road | Atlanta, Ga 30318



Our community leader, Carrie Neal Walden

Atlanta native, server, food-lover, volunteer, blogger, and dedicated sober F&B woman would all be words to describe Carrie Neal Walden. A graduate of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and The University of Virginia, a lifelong passion for health and giving back to the community has extended into her adult life through work with Open Hand delivering food to terminally and critically ill Atlantans, and extensive community and leadership roles with The Junior League of Atlanta. Nowhere has this mindset of giving mattered more than in her sobriety. After a successful career in insurance sales, Carrie Neal made dramatic changes in her life that led to her near decade tenure in the restaurant world as a server and bartender. Since getting sober in 2016, Carrie Neal has found that a crucial part of her continued recovery is working with others struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Working in food and beverage is a terrific place to show that it is possible to live sober and healthily working in restaurants and bars, if you choose to do so. Using the support of others who know what it is like to suffer greatly from deadly addictions is an important way to make sobriety the best possible way of life. Ben's Friends is an important way that Carrie Neal seeks to share the reality that a beautiful life in recovery can be. You can learn more about her on her blog,