SCOTT KINDEL

ADDICTION RECOVERY ADVOCATE
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ABOUT SCOTT

I have devoted my life to advocating the path of recovery and erasing the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder. This all begins by humanizing something often pushed to the shadows. Realizing just how common addiction is (in its many forms) and how deeply it is intertwined with society.

 

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States effects people from all walks of life. I have worked with clients from every socioeconomic standing; from CEO's of fortune 500 companies to the homeless population and every type of person in between. Despite their inherent differences, a common thread is intertwined between every single client I have ever worked with - The almost compulsive desire to disconnect from strong emotions and (in most cases) emotional pain.

 

July 30, 2018

My grandmother lead a long and rich life, full of love and laughter, ups and downs, but (most importantly) she possessed an underlying sense of peace. She was 95 years old when she passed away. She was calm and serine at the time of her passing. Happy with her life and open in stating she had "very few regrets, if any". She accomplished many things in her long and happy life. She was the architect of a loving and talented fami...

October 10, 2016

“True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.” - Pema Chodron

The computer monitor in my office is covered with post-it notes. Some detail important tasks or reminders. Some represent memories from clients both old and new. But the ones that stand out the most occupy the bottom section of my monitor; a collection acquired over the year...

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Shatterproof Rise up Against Addiction 5k

June 06, 2018

I participated in the Shatterproof 5K Denver on July 21, 2018. Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.

 

Thanks to the support of the Denver recovery community, I was the #2 individual fundraiser for the event - Raising $1500 for this amazing cause.

Lift the Label Campaign

May 09, 2018

Scott recently had the honor of participating in the Lift the Label campaign through the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. 

 

Lift The Label is a public awareness campaign that strives to remove damaging labels and stigmas that prevent those with opioid addiction from seeking effective treatment. Scott shared his story of recovery, and personal experience with the stigma often associated with substance use disorder. 

Beyond the Bars Radio Appearance

May 09, 2018

Scott recently appeared on Beyond the Bars Radio to discuss recovery, both for the individual and their family's. Scott shared his personal story of recovery and discussed how he got to where he is today.

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CONTACT

My core professional philosophy is that you only do this kind of work if you have a deep passion for it. My free initial consultations are designed to be a form of service to the community. If your needs surpass our initial conversation, we can discuss hiring me for continued consultation. Rest assured, there is no cost our initial discussion. There will be no up-selling or roping you into something you don't need.

Bottom line, send me a message, and I'll do what I can to help.