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Scott Strode, founder of Phoenix Multisport was recently named as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2012. With the nationwide recognition comes a $50,000 prize which he will use to open up more chapters across the nation.

After making the decision to get sober many addicts find themselves bored, lost or confused. The most popular form of recovery is to detox, go through a rehab program of at least 30 days, then start working a program whether it be AA, NA, CA or a spiritual program. Sometimes this or a variation of it works for many people but some addicts still find it hard to find that motivation and passion to live a happy and fulfilling life after active addiction.

Scott Strode started Phoenix Multisport after battling his own addiction to alcohol and cocaine. After waking up on a bathroom floor and not knowing what happened he decided to quit cold turkey. He cut off all his friends and found himself very lonely for three months. One day he joined a boxing gym, started participating in triathalons and climbing. Next thing he knew, he was feeling good and found himself in a happy place.

“You start to believe you can succeed in whatever you do, whether that’s your sobriety or … crossing the finish line,” he said.

“It was surrounding myself with a group of people that would rather get up at 7 in the morning to climb a mountain than to stay up until 7 in the morning drinking and using,” he said. “With influences like that, I just moved further away from the darkness of my addiction.”

Read more here: Ex-addicts staying sober through sports.

If your loved one is in need of drug or alcohol addiction treatment please give us a call at 800-951-6135.

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