Dan Renaud is a respected counselor and advocate for adolescents and young adults with substance use and addiction disorders. He has been in the field, both professionally and as a volunteer, for over 30 years.
Today, in addition to counseling, Dan is the Executive Director for Florida Recovery Schools, a nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 2014. The school’s vision is to establish a secure and sober learning space, fostering a community where students are poised to excel both academically and therapeutically.
He is also a volunteer with the Duval County School District’s program for substance misuse, offering group counseling for students and their families as an alternative to suspension. He serves on the board of the Florida Behavioral Health Association, the Florida Juvenile Justice Association, and the National Association of Recovery Schools.
Through Living Well, Dan supports adolescents and their parents, families, and adults with substance use and addictive disorders. He offers both court-ordered and voluntary advocacy and counseling to assist individuals and families in getting their lives back.
He is a Florida Board Certified Addiction Counselor and an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (IDADC). He is available by appointment on weekdays from 9:00 to 6:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00.
When he is not counseling or running his school, Dan spends time with his wife, Rachel, and three grown sons. He and his wife recently started a hispanic center in Northeast Florida called Centro de la Esperanza, which offers bi-lingual services and events for hispanic neighbors in need of community services and connections. Together, they share a passion for education and service.