85 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Scott Strode)

I got a chance to speak with Scott Strode and I was blown away with how such a seemingly simple idea could have such a huge impact on recovery. And it makes sense, right? We were created for community and that's what he's created with The Phoenix. I'm looking forward to checking it out next time I'm in Denver or Boston!

Scott is the founder and national executive director of The Phoenix. Phoenix offers a unique approach to combat addiction by fostering a sober, supportive, physically active community for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Phoenix is based on Scott’s own experience and his discovery that a healthy, active lifestyle has a transformative effect on long-term sobriety. Scott also realized the critical component of surrounding oneself with a new sober supportive network of friends. Phoenix is unique in that its programs are free to anyone who has at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety. This removes a significant financial barrier to sobriety. Free programs include yoga, climbing, cycling, running, CrossFit, boxing, and socials. Since 2007, Phoenix has served over 24,000 individuals in 11 cities and 9 states with plans to expand into new communities in the near future. Scott was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2012, received the “Advocates for Action Award” from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and was a TEDxMileHigh speaker in 2016. Scott’s passion in life is to help others rise from the ashes of their addiction and live a full life of sobriety in long-term recovery.

 

To connect with Scott:

* Email: scott@thephoenix.org

* Website: www.thephoenix.org

 

Additional resources:

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