Brass Tacks:  the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase, “get down to Brass Tacks.”)


At Brass Tacks Recovery our responsibility is to help the family navigate the treatment industry. Our intention is to alleviate the emotional stress that comes from dealing with the recovery process. Our goal is to support the family and client through every stage, from pre-intervention, through treatment, and on to aftercare. We help the client plan, acclimate and integrate into a recovery based lifestyle. We can also begin to support the family at any time, providing referral placement or any of the full range of services and options available.

Brass Tacks Recovery addresses the core infrastructure of the family model. We believe that we can bring about a dynamic shift in the values and belief systems of our clients. In doing so we can guide them on the path to a lifestyle that supports recovery and personal growth. We work side by side with the family and the client to address needs that may not otherwise be realized. We educate and engage the family and the client at this level to help them create stronger boundaries which allows vulnerability to develop the tools to withstand the real life triggers that lead to relapse.

Meet The Team

Angela Carrillo


“The truth is that my brokenness has become my usefulness. Never did I believe a childhood riddled with the trauma of addiction and abandonment would be the heat that forged the steel from which I help families recover.”

Meet Angela

Sarah Smith

Operations Manager

“I believe that to nurture and support the healing and repair of a person’s brokenness is an obligation. I am compelled to love and serve those who are affected by alcoholism, chemical dependency and the trauma that can paralyze a family.”

Meet Sarah

Karifa Fofana

Director of Case Management

“I am blessed to practice transparent, honest, and direct conversations with the families we support. I believe that when these aspects are combined with compassion, individuals can recover from mental health and substance abuse issues.”

Meet Karifa

Cathy Kasper

Case Manager

“I have always had a calling to work with people. It is, therefore, no surprise that I now work in mental health. With over 14 years of recovery myself, I now have the privilege of helping others find the freedom that has empowered me to create and sustain the quality of life I now live.”

Meet Cathy