Lynden Finlay finished her school education in the 1960’s before traveling overland in India. In the 1970’s, Lynden attended university, gaining a BA, and then a PhD in Moral Philosophy.
Lynden was diagnosed in the 1990’s and begun her recovery in both a local rehab and in support-group meetings. Lynden has been in recovery for over 20 years and spent 18 years employed in the same recovery institution that she attended, firstly beginning as a trainee counsellor and ending as a treatment co-ordinator. Lynden is currently happily retired, a grandmother and still in recovery.