Recovering Addicts Gather At Festival To Put A Face On Recovery

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By Marcella Kester – For Times Leader – WILKES-BARRE — Kirby Park was full of sobriety Saturday, as hundreds of recovering addicts flocked to the park for the Love of Recovery Festival.

The event featured musicians from Florida-based radio and production group Rockers In Recovery, as well as various speakers, vendors and more.

As Dr. Nicholas Colangelo walked around the park, he was greeted by dozens of attendees, each happily updating him with where they are at in their rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. The Clearbrook Treatment Centers CEO said he was happy to play a part in staging the event for the first time.

“There’s a lot of people dying (from addiction),” Colangelo noted, “but there are also a lot of people getting better, too.”

Rockers In Recovery, founded by John Hollis in 2008, travels the country to participate in recovery-themed festivals through free concerts, podcasts, education and more. Colangelo said he first met Hollis about a decade ago, when he traveled to Florida to attend one of his events. Although Rockers In Recovery is for-profit, it works closely with addiction treatment centers near events they participate in, urging residents and businesses to support their hometown groups to help end addiction.

Hollis wanted to remind the public that people in recovery have a face and come from all walks of life — from doctors and lawyers to teachers and musicians. Read More

Thank You To Everyone Who Supported The Festival

Bands-Wilkes-Barre

 
EMCEE – RICH VOS
11:30AM Speakers
12:00PM – Muddy Shews and Friends
Speakers
1:00PM – Miz
Speakers
2:00PM – Jam Alker
Speakers
3:00PM – RIR Special Guest Rockers;
Band Director – George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies)

Andy(Babe)Pace on Drums (C&C Music Factory and Gary US Bonds,)
David Uosikkinen on Drums (The Hooters)
Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies)
Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs)

Thank You Wilkes-Barre Special Event Partners;

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Atlantic Biotech – Get to know Debbie Falestra by calling 754 -222-5150

Production Partners

Clearbrook Treatment Centers  – Get to know Dr. Nick by calling 888-414-4209

Special Events Partner

The Shores Treatment and Recovery – Get to Know Lyle Fried by calling 772-332-8711

Amethyst Recovery Center – Get to know Sam Kesaris by calling 954-665-3826

Little Creek Lodge – Get to know Andy Pace by calling (570) 689-2644

Hope and Grace Recovery Center – Get to know Adam Byron by calling 888-836- HGRC

Steps to Recovery – Get to know Ryan Mccarthy by calling (888) 755-7227

Just Believe Recovery – Get to know Cynthia Bellino by calling (800) 723-7376

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Sobriety Unplugged – Get to Know Paul Wilson by calling 945-336-8631

 

 

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DISCLAIMER – Our Website is based on opinion and is not meant to treat or diagnose any health or mental health issue of any kind. If you feel you need help for any health related issues please contact a physician or a mental health professional.

Wilkof Project – A Long Way Down (New Release)


Musical Guest; The Wilkof Project, will be sharing about life in recovery and their new release “A Long Way Down.”

The vision of The Wilkof Project was conceived in 2015 by vocalist/lead guitarist Matt Wilkof formerly of Another Black Day. Wilkof disbanded ABD in 2009 due to his destructive lifestyle and unforgiving pressures/pitfalls of the music industry. In 2011, Wilkof overcame his addiction to heroin and now spends his energy on helping those who struggle with this affliction. Through their passionate music and reflective lyrics based upon Wilkof’s personal journey of life, TWP spreads a message of hope to those who are need of a light in a dark world.

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DISCLAIMER – Our Website is based on opinion and is not meant to treat or diagnose any health or mental health issue of any kind. If you feel you need help for any health related issues please contact a physician or a mental health professional.

Jam Alker – Junkyard (New Release)


Talking Music and Recovery with Guest Jam Alker, Musician,Singer/Songwriter talking about his new release Junkyard and the upcoming August 12, 2017 Album Release Party being held at Subterranean located at 2011 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647.

On November 11, 2016 Jam Alker was a guest on Rockers In Recovery® -Radio, over the last decade we’ve worked with and interviewed many singer/songwriters. Jam’s ability to create a message of hope through his recovery based music is inspiring. Through the passion for his personal recovery, Jam comes from a place of love, and you truly hear it in his writings and music. We are proud to have Jam a part of Rockers In Recovery®, shinning an ever loving light of hope to a world filled with stigma of addiction. This man is a true recovery soldier, passing on the blessings of his gift of sobriety every day to others. John Hollis, Co-Founder at Rockers In Recovery® – Media.

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Music Can Help Addicts To Feel Emotions Again
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run Can You Feel The Music?
Dr. Nick Colangelo – 2017 Unite To Fight Addiction

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Dr. Rachel – Treatment and Recovery

GUEST; Dr. Rachel Needle will be talking about the substance use disorder treatment industry, specifically in South Florida, in response to a recent New York Times Article and Megyn Kelly’s show. This show was brought to you by  New England Recovery and Wellness – Get to know Sam Kesaris by calling 954-665-3826

“It’s important to educate those who might not understand the terms and all the pieces of the puzzle. Many who have been reporting on or trying to make changes in the industry don’t seem to grasp the differences.” Dr. Rachel Needle

Dr. Rachel Needle received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She received graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Needle is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist.

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Music Can Help Addicts To Feel Emotions Again
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run Can You Feel The Music?
Dr. Nick Colangelo – 2017 Unite To Fight Addiction

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Joseph Antonelli – Music and Recovery

Joseph Antonelli – Music and Recovery; Stage name “Joe Zep” (Drummer/Vocals)

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Joseph Antonelli – Music and Recovery; Stage name “Joe Zep” (Drummer/Vocals) is a dynamic performer, drummer, songwriter, and entertainer.

His boundless energy, charisma, presence, and sense of humor are contagious. His perfect meter, and ability to mesh into any style of music, without trying to overpower it, is what makes  Joe Zep so special. He always knows what to play, and more importantly, what not to play in a song, in order to allow the song’s full potential to be reached. This also holds true with the other performers on the stage. Joe Zep has the uncanny ability to accessorize the other artists in such a way to allow their performances to be highlighted. Therefore highlighting his own….. This is his creed, and the essence to which he approaches the instrument every time he sits behind the drums.

Born in Brooklyn NY.

Lives in Vero Beach Fla

Years playing 33

Music genres….Rock, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Country, Dance, Reggae.

Places played….All over the country, Europe, South America.

Notable collaborators….John Ginty, Sven Pipien, Neal Casal, Steven Gibb, Micky Free, John Brandt,

Papa Joe, Shannon Connely, Dean Holterman.

Bands and Projects….Too many to list….

Current Project….Working with legendary guitarist Dave Scott in several central Florida projects.

Influences….John Bonham, Stewart Copeland, Charlie Watts, Buddy Rich, Carter Beauford, Neil Peart,  Simon Phillips, Kieth Moon.

Photographer Credit; Michael Polissky Productions

Related Posts;
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Lyle Fried (The Shores) – 2017 Unite To Fight Addiction
Darkest Before Dawn – Eric Clapton
Recovery Rock Festivals Help Educate About Addiction
Tim McGraw – Bitterness keeps you from flyin’
Music Can Help Addicts To Feel Emotions Again
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run Can You Feel The Music?
Dr. Nick Colangelo – 2017 Unite To Fight Addiction

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DISCLAIMER – Our Website is based on opinion and is not meant to treat or diagnose any health or mental health issue of any kind. If you feel you need help for any health related issues please contact a physician or a mental health professional.