About Drew Tindell

Drew Tindell got sober in 2007 from a 27-year addiction to alcohol and pain medications. Prior to working in the treatment industry, he managed restaurants, was an automotive technician and service manager in the automotive industry, and in 2008 started his own business remodeling homes. His last remodel brought him into the drug and alcohol treatment center business in 2012. The facility hired him a month before the center opened as a maintenance supervisor. A couple of days before the facility opened in August of 2012, Drew was asked if he could fill in as a recovery advocate and that is when he had his first encounter with a client. He fell in love with working with others and decided he would go to college for the first time. He was 42 and had a ninth-grade education at the time he entered his first treatment center.

Since then, he received an associate degree in correctional drug and alcohol counseling in 2015 from Hill College, became a LCDC-I, and interned for two years. In 2018 he received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech in communication and anthropology. He continued his education and in 2021 he received a master’s degree from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School in addiction studies integrated with co-occurring disorders. He started working for The Last Resort Recovery Center on April 2nd of 2018 and has been counseling ever since. Currently he is studying for his LPC and in contemplation of attaining a PHD in Psychology Education.

In Drew’s words: “First off, I love people and working with people that need some reassurance that they are a manifestation of God. I am currently working for The Last Resort Recovery Center which is a 45–90-day drug and alcohol treatment facility. I work with a fine group of people that believe in the same philosophy I believe in. Structure, mindfulness, and accountability are paramount to people in recovery. I strive to demonstrate leadership skills and peacemaking abilities throughout the facility and with family members whose loved ones suffer from this disease of the Mind, Body, and Spirit. I excel in every facet of the job description held and continue to improve my skills daily. My favorite quote is from Viktor Frankl, the father of existential therapy. It resonates with me what mindfulness is all about. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” That space, to me is where God is and where mindfulness is defined.