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Todd Crandell, LPCC-S LICDC-CS
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Todd Crandell

Todd Crandell, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation (LPCC-S) & Licensed Independent Clinical Dependency Counselor with Clinical Supervision status (LICDC-CS), has dedicated his personal and professional life to assisting those battling addictions and their destructive behaviors into attaining and sustaining sobriety through implementing a balanced holistic lifestyle. By sharing personal experiences about the perils of substance abuse, innovative and unique approaches in prevention and treatment, Crandell offers a positive alternative to those struggling to overcome a life of addiction and self destruction. 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 completed his first Ironman triathlon in 1999 and has never looked back.

Clean and sober since 1993, Crandell has completed 28 full-length Ironman triathlons across the world. In 2008, he was the only person in the world to complete the Ultraman 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, 170.2 miles of biking on day 2, and 52.4 miles of running on day 3, followed by completing the Ironman Western Australia 6 days later. Todd has also earned the prestigious AWA IRONMAN All World Athlete status.

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 everyone affected by addiction. A multi-faceted empowerment group, Racing for Recovery offers support group meetings, intensive outpatient groups (IOP), individual/family counseling, interventions, assessments, specialized treatment plans, speaking engagements, and urinalysis testing to help develop and promote a balanced holistic lifestyle. Racing for Recovery has been featured on CNN, ESPN, The Doctors, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Runner’s World & Triathlete Magazines, as well as a plethora of radio and television stations throughout the world.

Todd Crandell has chronicled his powerful mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational journey in his books From Addict to Ironman (2006) and There’s 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 speaker, Crandell regularly speaks to schools, churches, correctional institutions, drug treatment centers, businesses, and community organizations. Leading with one simple message – “With Sobriety, Anything is Possible” – Crandell shares the Racing for Recovery mission of preventing 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.


  • Bachelor of Business degree from Lourdes College
  • Master of Counseling degree from Spring Arbor University
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation (LPCC-S)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Dependency Counselor with Clinical Supervision status(LICDC-CS)

For more information please contact ToddCrandell@RacingforRecovery.com or 419-824-8462.

With Sobriety, Anything is Possible

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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Motivational Speaker Todd Crandell, LPCC-S LICDC-CS

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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 with Supervision Designation (LPCC-S) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC-CS), 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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The Racing for Recovery Achievement Award is presented each year to those individuals who have actively utilized, implemented and shared with others the Racing for Recovery philosophy of living a holistic lifestyle.

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