Founder & Executive Director
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 and has done it all. Cole is no stranger to the devastation of addiction and has his own miraculous story of redemption from years of hard drug use, a criminal record, legal disasters, and a seemingly hopeless condition that was sure to kill him. 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 variety 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 acting Director. Selling his shares of TLR in 2015, he launched his dream program, Solstice Recovery. His passion and deep love for helping others struggling with addiction is absolutely extraordinary, having admitting over 300 men in less than three years with 90% scholarships from partial to full. Regardless of the sacrifice, Cole continues to give back to his community and to others. His wife Tara and their 2 children are his rocks and greatest source of love and joy.
*The Ulysses "Mac" McLester Champion of Recovery Award honors a clinician or professional in the substance abuse and/or mental health field who has made a significant contribution to the Austin and Central Texas recovery community.