Scott H. Silverman
Scott is a Crisis Coach, behavioral health advisor, and leads the team at Confidential Recovery—an intensive substance abuse recovery program for adults, 18 years old+. As the author of Tell Me No, I Dare You: A Guide for Living a Heroic Life, Scott shares strategies for living an authentic and fulfilling life. Scott is also a charismatic speaker with a passion for helping people achieve their goals in life. His presentations are no-holds-barred; they describe barriers to treatment, what works (also shedding light on ineffective approaches) and how individuals, communities, and work environments can get help for those around them. Scott shares, “As a society, we are not prepared for the challenges that the new wave of addiction is bringing.” Scott’s presentations, geared toward organizations he is working with—individuals and their families struggling with addiction—help to create effective action plans to move forward. Scott has received numerous awards and honors including being named CNN Hero of the Week and the City of San Diego honored him by selecting February 19 as “Scott Silverman Day” for his contributions to the community. As the Founder of Second Chance, Scott worked to break the cycle of substance abuse, unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. For over 15 years, Scott assisted more than 25,000 people in San Diego with job readiness training, employment placement assistance, mental health counseling, case management, and affordable housing referrals to people who desire to change their lives.
Addiction Treatment, Sobriety, Recovery