Cole was the recipient of the 2018 Ulysees “Mac” McLester Champion of Recovery Award*, Cole Shiflet has been working in the field of substance abuse for 12 years across a wide variety of positions. Cole is no stranger to the devastation of addiction and has his own story of redemption from years of hard drug use and a seemingly hopeless condition. After numerous treatment facilities and countless relapses, he finally found his stride in sobriety in 2006, the same year he launched his career in the recovery industry. Having worked in a wide array of positions across the industry since then, Cole went on to found the nationally prominent The Last Resort Recovery Center in 2012, where he served as the acting Director as well. Then in 2015, Cole founded his dream program, Solstice Recovery. Solstice Recovery in a non-profit recovery center for chronic relapsers and Cole remains the Executive Director to this day.