Todd Crandell, LPCC LICDC
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Todd Crandell, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC), has dedicated his personal and professional life to helping substance abusers rechannel their destructive behaviors into positive, life-affirming action. By sharing personal stories about the perils of substance abuse, best practices in prevention and how to lead a holistic lifestyle, Crandell offers a positive alternative to those struggling to overcome a life of addiction. His 13-year struggle with drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed his life, devastating relationships with family and friends and shattering the promise of a professional hockey career. However, through his pursuit of extreme physical fitness and personal well-being, he found a productive outlet for his once-negative energies, transforming himself into a world-class athlete and champion for sobriety.

In the process of rebuilding his life, Crandell realized traditional recovery programs weren’t always enough to help people refocus their addictive drives into positive actions. In his pursuit of recovery, he applied his energy to pursue the most grueling sport imaginable, the Ironman™ triathlon: A 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. Crandell ran his first triathlon in 1999 and has never looked back.

In 2008 he was the only person in the world to complete the UltramanTM Hawaii triathlon, which is a 3 day test of endurance consisting of 6.2 miles of swimming and 90 miles of biking on day 1, 171.2 miles of biking on day 2 and 52.4 miles of running on day 3. Six days later Crandell completed IronmanTM Western Australia.

Crandell’s experiences and inspirational efforts led to the formation of Racing for Recovery™ in 2001, a federally approved 501 c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping people from all walks prevent and overcome addiction. A multi-faceted empowerment group, Racing for Recovery offers professional counseling services and support meetings alongside athletic events such as an annual triathlon, 5k and 10k run/walk events, all in the effort to promote a balanced, holistic lifestyle. Racing for Recovery™ has been featured on CNN, ESPN, the New York Times and Runner’s World Magazine, and is known throughout the world.

Todd Crandell has chronicled his powerful mental and physical journeys in his books From Addict to Ironman (2006) and There is More than One Way to get to Cleveland (2013), as well as in the documentaries Addict (2003) and Running with Demons (2012).

A prolific and dynamic presenter, Crandell regularly speaks across the country to school districts, corrections facilities, drug treatment centers, community groups and other organizations. Leading with one simple message – “With Sobriety, Anything Is Possible” – Crandell’s mission is to prevent all forms of substance abuse by promoting a lifestyle of fitness and health. As someone who has been to the depths of despair, battled addiction, contemplated suicide, yet overcame and found the willpower to succeed, Crandell is able to form an intimate connection with his audience, inspiring and changing lives at every event.

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With Sobriety, Anything is Possible

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

Whether the reason you’ve chosen to use alcohol or drugs is due to emotional trauma caused by the death of a loved one, physical or sexual abuse, divorce, peer pressure, or any of many reasons addicts give, Racing for Recovery™ will provide you with the tools to help you understand why addiction has control over you and what you can do to end it.

By pinpointing the trauma, biological and emotional predispositions and environmental factors associated with your ultimate choice to begin and continue down the self-destructive path of substance abuse, you will become armed with the knowledge and power to change for the better.

“I can relate to Todd’s counseling methods because he has lived through the same thing I am. I see where his life is today and realize there is a life without drugs. I want it.” – Racing for Recovery™ Clients

Many case studies that have become Racing for Recovery™ success stories are now gainfully employed, sober and productive members of society. With the support of Todd’s professional counseling and complementary support group services, they have been able to heal from their emotional traumas that lead to addiction, while simultaneously building a holistic lifestyle that includes physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual balance. After establishing the understanding of a holistic lifestyle that includes family, friends, education, physical and mental health, spirituality, volunteerism and giving back to the community they have learned that, “With Sobriety, Anything is Possible.”

Methods of Delivering Services

  1. In the Counseling Office
  2. Via Phone
  3. – In Person | Will Travel
  4. – Via Skype | @Sobriety93
  5. Learning Tools & Resources

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Drug & Alcohol Interventions

Todd Crandell provides drug and alcohol intervention services for families in need of saving a loved one’s life. All intervention services are focused on establishing a setting for discussion that is non-combative, nor puts forth an argumentative tone. Individuals in need are treated with compassion, understanding and support backed by Todd’s education and life-experience.

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Do you need a speaker to present information about the perils of substance abuse, prevention, alternatives for recovery and how to live a holistic lifestyle?

Todd Crandell, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC), is a regular guest speaker for school districts, jail systems and detention centers, drug treatment facilities, businesses, organizations and community events nationwide.

By conveying his life experiences as someone who has been to the depths of despair, battled addiction, contemplated suicide, destroyed relationships with his family and friends, and then did the work it takes to recover, Todd Crandell is able to form a connection with the audiences he speaks to. Audiences take his message as coming from a credible source and someone who relates to their unique situations.

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Court Ordered Assessments

Todd Crandell provides alcohol and drug assessments. This service is offered to individuals who have been court ordered, referred by their employer or anyone seeking a personal evaluation to determine if they display a dependency on alcohol and drugs.

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