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Nowhere To Go But Up

Sep 28, 2020

In this episode I am talking to Scott Silverman. I was introduced to Scott by his publicist (shout out to Steve Joiner). Scott shares his story with me and we talk about recidivism, prison reform, community re-entry from incarceration, and other issues surrounding those topics.


I have a correction to make regarding which president appointed Judge John McBryde. I said it was Trump but he was actually appointed by Bush Senior


Here is more about Scott:


Scott's Story

I empower individuals and families to move forward past the crisis and onto the road of recovery.

As founder of Second Chance, I worked to break the cycle of substance abuse, unemployment, poverty, and homelessness for 25,000 at-risk teens and adults going through the incarceration system. Today, I lead the team at Confidential Recovery, an intensive outpatient substance abuse recovery program.

But that’s not why you want to work with me.

You want to work with me because I have been there. I’ve been through the fire and come out on the other side. Thirty years ago I was on the edge. Struggling from addiction, considering suicide, and feeling like things were unraveling. I was at rock bottom. The day after trying to kill myself, I flew home and immediately entered treatment. I lived the embarrassment, fear, and helplessness surrounding addiction. And I have come out the other side whole.

Today I get to live life on life’s terms and I get to give back. I am now 35 years sober, working to empower others on their journey. Regardless if they are a high-powered lawyer turning to opioids, an at-risk teen struggling with suicide, an abusive spouse, or a family dynamic that needs to be addressed, I get results. 

Additionally, I am the CEO of Confidential Recovery an outpatient addiction program in San Diego, California. Please visit the Confidential Recovery website at


Here is where you can find Scott:


Speaker | Coach | Author
Expert in Dealing with Crisis and Behavioral Health Consultant 

Tell Me No, I Dare You! and  My second book- The Opioid Epidemic (available Winter 2020)




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