Special Guest Rocker Peter Keys – Sobriety Rocks: November 10-11

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Music and Interview with RIR Special Guest Rocker Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, We are talking about the upcoming Sobriety Rocks Festival & Community Meet & Greet at the 101 Club Fundraiser November 10&11 2017 in Pompano Beach.

101 Club Fundraiser $10.00 (Suggested Donation) – PAY At The Gate 100% Of All PROCEEDS FROM THE GATE TO BENEFIT THE 101 CLUB 501(c)(3)
Enjoy Live Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran Information.

 This is a fundraiser for the 101 Club, which is a nonprofit organization  in Pompano Beach Florida.  RIR is producing the event to have a great music production and so it doesn’t cost the 101 fundraiser a dollar to produce and promote.
RIR is looking for a few last sponsors for this event. Please call me if you would like to support this community event. Thank You and See you at the show, John Hollis, Co-Founder RIR  786-488-6984.
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SoundPath Recovery – Terry Brent & Sergio Wittis

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RIR Radio Guest SoundPath Recovery Terry Brent & Sergio Wittis.  What if you could rewrite the music of your life, or help a loved one hear a new song – one of hope and courage? SoundPath Recovery music therapy program at Transformations helps people in addiction recovery reclaim their lives. Learn More or Call 800-270-4315.

Meet The SoundPath Team;

Terry Brent
Terry’s talents started him on a journey of helping recovering addicts and alcoholics heal through the power of music. Counting on his past musical experience recording in state-of-the-art studios and producing and performing at top venues, he found a way to achieve his goal. Connecting with Sergio Wittis, they created SoundPath Recovery.

Sergio “Serg” Wittis
Sergio spent over a decade in the music scene, touring with bands, playing venues, and working with top record labels. As a musician in recovery, Sergio knows the struggles clients face in early recovery. Sergio’s idea of using music as a way to help clients cope was a hit. After teaming up with Terry, SoundPath Recovery went from a cool idea to a life-changing program.

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SoberMap – Immediately Access 12 Step Meetings

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Learn More @ SoberMap – Iphone Free Download – Android Free Download. –  SoberMap App Immediately Access 12 Step meetings in your vicinity, talking about  SoberMap with CEO and Founder John P. 

After many years in Recovery, my friends and I would always find it a challenge to make meetings whether we were leaving visiting a relative, on vacation, leaving a customer office, at a conference and especially when we were on travel. We would go back to the hotel search for a local meeting and try to figure out what meeting we could go to. On many occasions, the meeting wasn’t at the location anymore or the I couldn’t make the time set for the meeting at the location.. 9 out of 10 times we just didn’t make a meeting. One day I was using Yelp on travel and the idea of having a SoberMap App for Recovery hit me. With smartphone so advanced, the idea of opening an App that would immediately give me meetings to choose from whether we were leaving a business meeting, a relative’s house, a sporting event etc… it would be great and there was no app to do it.

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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

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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)

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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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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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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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Sam and Maria – RIR Facebook Live

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April 17 – Rockers In Recovery LIVE (Episode 2) – Sam & Maria Share their stories of hope; followed by a Live Performance by the Double Standard Band with Guest Rocker Anthony Fellows.

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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

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Paul Wilson – Rockin Recovery

2017 Unite To Fight Addiction - Sobriety Unplugged

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2017 Unite To Fight Addiction Sponsor – Sobriety Unplugged Created By Paul Stephen Wilson to shed a light on addiction recovery based songwriters.  Using this experience as a way to elicit and process emotions and have a whole lot of fun while doing it.

New live, new job, new guitar. I started writing and relearning with a fever pitch passion, but I couldn’t play out sober… unbelievable stage fright. With help of other musicians and my sponsor I worked through it.

I got involved with Rockers In Recovery® and it gave me a way to give back and show other addicts and alcoholics you can have fun in Recovery. I put together a family band with my son and grandson, three generations playing music how cool is that.

With the help of Rockers In Recovery I started Sobriety Unplugged to do smaller Unplugged venues . The music enhances my recovery and my recovery enhances my music.  For more information please contact Sobriety Unplugged.

“Recovery is a Process” and Rockers In Recovery has amassed some epic speakers on the topic. This is to help our south Florida community know that there is help, hope, and recovery is possible from addiction.

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Enhanced Healing Wellness Center of Miami

Dr. Harry Henshaw & Enhanced Healing Wellness Center in Miami

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Dr. Harry Henshaw & Enhanced Healing Wellness Center in Miami , a licensed intensive outpatient counseling program and treatment center for drug alcohol addiction problems. Please get to know Dr. Harry by calling (305) 456-6361.

 “At Enhanced Healing Wellness Center our mission is to provide dedicated, compassionate care to individuals and families affected by substance abuse problems while transforming the stigma around recovery through awareness and connection.

We are devoted to providing therapeutic outpatient counseling services to our local community, the residents of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The counseling programs that we offer are licensed by The Department of Children and Families and include: intensive outpatient, outpatient, outpatient detox and aftercare treatment. Understanding that the causes of addiction are both complex and deeply personal we believe in an individualized approach to treatment, incorporating traditional therapies along with holistic modalities. After a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed addiction professional, a treatment plan is developed that will meet the specific needs of the individual. We emphasize teaching coping mechanisms and building support systems so that individuals who come to us leave with the tools they need to cope with life’s ups and downs.” Dr. Harry Henshaw

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Gary Tanin – Music and Recovery

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Music Producer Gary Tanin – What music producer Gary Tanin brings with his production style is the unique ability for patience, allowing music to be discovered, rather than manufactured. From his eclectic and contemporary musical influences he draws on the greats to infuse the production with a flair and appeal” said Ric Probst in a recent interview. “In the projects we’ve worked on together, I’ve always been impressed by his work ethic and attention to detail – truly a world class producer.”

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Don Taylor – Music and Recovery

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Don Taylor  – Music and Recovery; I remember meeting my 6th grade friend Artimus Pyle drummer for the Lynyrd Skynyrd and his band mates on a Saturday (Leon Wilkeson, Ronnie Van Zant, Billy Powell, Allen Collins, Gary Rossington and Stevie Gaines), and after having talked some about me working with the band, if and when they added a horn section, we all headed together in a limo for Hawthorne Raceway (used normally for thoroughbred racing) for their show with Peter Frampton and Gary Wright, the “Dream Weaver”.

We all know what happened next, the tragic Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in October 1977. After the crash, and because he was relatively unhurt compared to the others who survived (four died, including band members Ronnie Van Zant and Stevie Gaines), Artimus moved back home with his wife and young son in northwest South Carolina, at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and formed the first Artimus Pyle Band (APB).

May 1978 was when I made my move. I began touring and performing with APB, and did so for the next eight years, mostly in the Carolinas. Luckily, I was always able to find decent day-jobs to support my family. We worked with The Marshall Tucker Band (also from South Carolina), both in the studio and on stage, and recorded two albums for MCA Records, “All-Points Bulletin” and “Nightstalker.”

1987 I had no way of knowing this, but right then plans were being made to do the Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour…it was to be a “one-time, nationwide tribute tour” to honor the deceased band members and crew. They asked me to join, I didn’t have to think much about that, I went from a manager-type to a musician in less than a second. And even though I had to wait 10 years (1977 to 1987) to play with the band, it was well worth the wait…a dream fulfilled: Me and Ronnie Eades, the original “Sax Attack” horn section for the band known as Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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John Hollis – Music and Recovery

Co- Founder Rockers In Recovery, prevention/education for addiction and alcoholism through music.

Rockers In Recovery Co-Founder, John Hollis – Music and Recovery Radio – Episode 794 

It was 2004 and I was stuck in a room drinking and drugging like a pig. I was using 24 hours a day 7 days a week. My state of mental health was off the chain to say the least. Deep down inside I was on a road to death and knew it and was really ok with it. It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn. 
 
I was working in the Midwest and every night I would spend hours getting high, watching porn, and listening to music online. One night I was searching my favorite musical artist Eric Clapton. To my surprise up came a video of him talking about his recovery and how his life had changed. I was blown away, and started to listen to it over and over. This video of my musical hero gave me so much hope. I was near death and it took two more years to come into recovery. I always kept playing that video over and over in my head it gave me hope over the next two years in times of suicidal and morbid thinking.
 
Two years after I got sober in 2006, Rockers in Recovery® was formed in 2008 by Lori Welch Sullivan and Myself. What began as a radio program to spread the message of recovery through news, interviews, and music has grown into a multifaceted media and production company.
 
In 2010, I was invited by Kim Martin, Program Director of Crossroads Centre Antigua to broadcast live from Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. What an amazing day, the Rockers In Recovery® -Music Festivals vision was born that day. A way to carrying a message of Addiction Education & Awareness and do it through Rock-N-Roll.
 
On February 12, 2011 the vision came true, we did our first Education & Awareness music festival called love of recovery. We have gone on to produce twenty five Rockin’ Recovery concerts, festivals, and drug and alcohol addiction community meet and greets across the United States. Rockers in Recovery® now attracts thousands to our music festivals and reaches millions more through our online media reach. The message Rockers in Recovery® is spreading through rock ‘n’ roll: there is hope, addiction recovery is possible.
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Drummer Sam Galindo – Music and Recovery

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Drummer Sam Galindo – Music and Recovery; My recovery started with Broward County Sheriff’s finally bringing me in for my last Main Jail detox May 13, 2015. Consequentially that’s also my clean date now. I had a fairly short stay of about 90 days, but it was not my first. After and offer of 5 years of prison, I reached out to a gentleman by the name of Mike Lieberworth who came in and spoke on my behalf. Long story short, I made it into halfway and into the program, after a little resistance from the disease of course. I have 20 months clean now and in that 20 months I found that no matter what, my idle hands are still the Devil’s playground.

I had to turn back to my first love which is music. What better way to tend to idle hands than putting some drumsticks back in em’!! I play every chance I can and I consider it my form of “Chaotic Meditation”. Anyone who has ever tried to convince me it’s anything other than meditation is quickly made a believer when I explain to them the feeling that playing music gives me. If you love music and you are in recovery, my best advice would be to never let it go. It’s goes hand and hand with my recovery and no one can take that connection away from me as long as I hold it in my heart as I always have.

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Musician George Massengill – Treatment and Recovery

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Treatment & Recovery with Musician Singer/Songwriter, George Massengill of JourneyPure  I changed a lot of things in my life in 1988 starting with getting clean and went back to collage to receive a degree in Social Work and, I began to work as an alcohol and drug counselor and became licensed as a counselor. I still work in that field today.

George Massengill of JourneyPure - Treatment & RecoveryJourneyPure started with the goal to help others conquer their addictions and acquire the necessary skills to live a restored and sober life. Our inventive approach is one that is comprehensive and incorporates aspects of nutrition, fitness, and mental wellness into each program. To ensure personal recovery, each patient receives unique treatment that is personally developed to fit their specific co-occurring disorders.

My belief is that music is the truth!! It comes from a place in the soul, the enjoyment of it and the creation of it is pure …. No additives or preservatives… you either feel it or you don’t, and feeling it is all that counts!! I think Herb Crouch told me that or more importantly showed me that in his life, I hope I never forget that.

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Crush Band – Music and Recovery

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Music & Recovery with Vic Monte and the Crush Band; Vic and the band have supported the Love of Recovery Music Festival since 2012. Each year they show up to help spread the message of addiction education through Rock-N-Roll and blister the crowd with the best Rush Tribute show around. Through their contribution to our community over the years, we have decided to award them with the 2017 Band of the year at the Love of Recovery Music Festival. Thank you guys for your support to help others since 2012. Crush Rocks!!

CRuSH Fanatics is a group for… You guessed it, CRuSH fanatics! Find out about CRuSH shows, news and anything else CRuSH related on here. It is also a forum for fans to share anything CRuSH related with other CRuSH fans. @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/864073673685968/

Crush Band Members;

Doug Jacobson – Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals

Jason Moshen – Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals

Vic Monte – Bass / Keyboards / Taurus Pedals

Mike Arnold – Drums

Started as A RUSH Tribute Band – now plays 200 various tunes

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Rockin The Park – Free Recovery Music Festival

Pennsylvania – Love of Recovery Music Festival – September 9, 2017  (12PM – 5:00PM) – Venue LOCATION: Kirby Park @ 160 Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704.

IT’S FREE – Enjoy Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran Information. We at RIR have worked hard over the last nine years to end the sigma of addiction, this is our 27th Addiction Education & Prevention Music production since 2011. We need to let people know we can enter into recovery to live purposeful lives and be of maximum service to all. How we do this is very simple “Through Rock-N-Roll”. Each RIR Festival has bands and solo acts along with a list of 5-minute addiction professional speakers in between bands. RIR is educating while having fun in a fun, loving environment.

Gates Open @ 11:30AM

12:00PM – Muddy Shews and Friends
Speaker – Open
1:00PM – The Mike Miz Band
Speaker –  Open
2:00PM – The Stickies 
Speaker – Open
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)
Muddy Shews on Bass (Southside Johnny and Billy J. Kramer)
Don Taylor on the Sax (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band)
Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies)
Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs)

More To Be Announced!!

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We Are Not A Treatment Program or Advocacy Group –  Rockers In Recovery® Radio & Productions has been a recovery media based organization since 2008.  Our sole purpose is to provide prevention and education information to anyone who suffers with drug addiction/alcoholism. We do this through our media platforms using the following; music, education, and our Recovery Partners.

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Tim McGraw – Bitterness keeps you from flyin’

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By John Hollis RIR Co-Founder – Addiction Recovery is more than just not using, we have to take on a new way of thinking and living. There are times I’ve lost focus of this. Letting the fear and resentments of the day clog the channel to my spirit can stifle my helping others. So getting some alone time and looking at my behaviors, my attitudes, my motives, and how I’m treating others is very important to my recovery. One of the ways I get grounded, I Listen to music.

Videos like Tim McGraw’s – Humble And Kind, Written by Lori Mckenna is one of those songs that helps me to see what’s important, the  song gives me hope, and it also gives me a kind of sober running beacon in real time to check against my self-centered desires. Music is one of my recovery tools and videos like Humble and Kind helps me to ask myself, how am I living my life today?

One part of the lyrics I love the most is;
“Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why:
Bitterness keeps you from flyin’
Always stay humble and kind”

Check out the video, let me know your thoughts?

Tim McGraw – The country star gets candid about his past dependence on “liquid courage” and what was at stake if he didn’t get sober. Huffington Post – 08/26/2015

“You can come up with a million excuses why you drink too much,” he said. “Lack of confidence, the success that came so quickly, and then some of the things you didn’t realize was trauma, I guess, back when you were 11… I think the older you get, the more you start realizing those things.”

As time went on, McGraw came to the harsh realization for himself.

“It got to the point where I knew that I drank too much,” he said. “I knew that it was affecting my personal relationships, it was affecting my professional relationships, it was affecting my family. It was turning me into a person that I didn’t want to be… I was at a point where I could lose everything that I had in my life, first and foremost, my family. It [was] time to stop. And I stopped.”

Sober since 2008, the night before embarking on another tour, McGraw said he had his last drink. “ I flew to Florida that morning from being wasted the night before, and started that tour. Haven’t drank since.” Read more @ How Tim McGraw’s Drinking Nearly Cost Him Everything

See more music by Lori Mckenna  – See more Tim McGraw

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Darkest Before Dawn – Eric Clapton

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By John Hollis, RIR Co-Founder – It was 2004 and I was stuck in a room drinking and drugging like a pig. I was using 24 hours a day 7 days a week. My state of mental health was off the chain to say the least. Deep down inside I was on a road to death and knew it and was really ok with it. It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn.

I was working in the Midwest and every night I would spend hours getting high, watching porn, and listening to music online. One night I was searching my favorite musical artist Eric Clapton. To my surprise up came a video of him talking about his recovery and how his life had changed. I was blown away, and started to listen to it over and over. This video of my musical hero gave me so much hope. I was near death and it took two more years to come into recovery. I always kept playing that video over and over in my head it gave me hope over the next two years in times of suicidal and morbid thinking.

eric-clapton-music-quotesTwo years after I got sober in 2006, Rockers in Recovery® was formed in 2008 by Lori Welch Sullivan and Myself. What began as a radio program to spread the message of recovery through news, interviews, and music has grown into a multifaceted media and production company.

In 2010, I was invited by Kim Martin, Program Director of Crossroads Centre Antigua to broadcast live from Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. What an amazing day, the Rockers In Recovery® -Music Festivals vision was born that day. A way to carrying a message of  Addiction Education & Awareness and do it through Rock-N-Roll.

John Hollis Founder of Rockers In Recovery

2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival

On February 12, 2011 the vision came true, we did our first Education & Awareness music festival called love of recovery. We have gone on to produce twenty seven concerts, festivals, and drug and alcohol addiction community meet and greets across the United States. Rockers in Recovery® now attracts thousands to our music festivals and reaches millions more through our online media reach. The message Rockers in Recovery® is spreading through rock ‘n’ roll: there is hope, addiction recovery is possible.

I thank Eric Clapton for being open about his recovery and for being a power of example to me to this day. Unbeknownst to me, through the work of my Higher Power, that experience helped me to shift my thinking towards recovery, it would also become many visions to a movement that would change my life and many others.

PLEASE VISIT –   Eric Clapton.Com and Crossroads Centre Antigua  

Eric Clapton – Got To Get Better [Live at Crossroads 2013]

New Release – ‘Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale” is out now and available on Amazon.com! Get your copy at http://smarturl.it/ECSDA

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Free Recovery Rock Festivals Help Educate About Addiction

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2017 Recovery Rock FestBy; Christopher Hollis – Opioids were involved in 28,647 deaths in 2014 and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 2000.

Significant increases in drug overdose death rates were seen in the Northeast, Midwest and South Census Regions. In 2014, the five states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose were West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio. States with statistically significant increases in the rate from 2013 to 2014 included Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

It’s time to bring education and awareness to the current Opioid/Heroin Epidemic and Rockers In Recovery® has planned six events for 2017 to do just that. This epidemic is devastating the United States as a whole, with hundreds of deaths a day nationwide currently. Here are some of the community meet and greets and festivals scheduled so far;

6th Annual Free Community Addiction Educational Meet and Greet – 02/10/17 Pembroke Pines,Florida
6th Annual Fl. Love of Recovery Free Music Festival – 02/11/17 Pembroke Pines, Florida
1st Annual Pa. – Love of Recovery Free Music Festival 09/08/17 – 09/09/17 Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania

*Each Festival has an additional event the night before called the “Free Community Addiction Educational Meet and Greet.” 

EDUCATIONAL – It’s dedicated to provide the community with addiction prevention and education information to help families, community outreach leaders and anyone who suffers with drug addiction and alcoholism.

The thinking and actions around the RIR Meet & Greets are simple: educate and help people in need. The RIR teams up with addiction professionals known as recovery special event partners that are present at all of the Meet & Greets. The most important point is to provide answers to people seeking help.

“Recovery is a Process” and Rockers In Recovery® has amassed some epic speakers and some long term in recovery rockers on the topic. This is to help communities know that there is hope and they can find resources.

RIR is not a treatment center – Since it launched in 2008, Rockers in Recovery®, a for-profit media and production company, has attracted tens of thousands to its music festivals and reached millions more through its online reach. The message the organization is spreading through rock ‘n’ roll: there is hope, addiction recovery is possible.

Since the start of their music festivals in February of 2011, attendees can go right to the recovery information tent manned all day with addiction professionals to help everyone. Each RIR Festival has bands and solo acts along with a list of 10-minute addiction professional speakers in between bands. RIR is educating while having fun in a fun, loving environment. Festival goers also Enjoy Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran P.T.S.D./Addiction education Information.

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John Hollis, RIR Co- Founder

It’s Amazing, and they are so proud to see how since 2011 and twenty five of their own productions, the Rockers In Recovery® (RIR) concept of recovery concerts/festivals to carrying a message of Education & Awareness is working.

“This same message is now being duplicated by many in the addiction recovery advocacy movement groups like the October, 2015 Washington DC Unite to Face Addiction Rally (with Joe Walsh and other well know musicians) , the 2014 Fed Up Rally, and the 2016 SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week and Recovering Artists Worldwide(RAW – there is a charge for their events). It’s happening all over the United States. Since 2014 many treatment programs have even adopted as a modality in the form of RIR Unplugged, with some using the concept as primary treatment.  What an honor and we look forward to seeing many more use our unique form of addiction prevention and education”. Says John Hollis, RIR Co- Founder.

Quote by Tom Coderre, Senior White House Advisor to SAMHSA (Feb.14, 2015): – “Rockers In Recovery® brings the private treatment sector, addiction education, and the addiction advocacy non-profit sector together in a unique way as no one else is doing anywhere in the United States. What makes RIR unique: the message is all around and through the universal language of music with some great rockers of our day. They combine it with educational speakers and advocacy groups. RIR brings it all together at their community addiction education meet and greets, and addiction awareness and prevention concerts/festivals.”

Clearbrook Treatment Centers – “I would like to express our gratitude for the tremendous support and attention Rockers In Recovery has garnered for us. Combining Music with Recovery Media along with recovery music events was a remarkable vision and gift that Lori Sullivan and John Hollis Founders of Rockers In Recovery Radio & Productions has shared with us. The passion and dedication of Lori and John’s organization is inspiring! John and the team touch millions of people in recovery every day with their song of hope. Thank you Lori and John  for all you do for us and everyone battling this disease!” – Clearbrook Treatment Centers of Pennsylvania – CEO, Dr. Nick Colangelo

They do free community education concerts through Rock-N-Roll all over the United States. Some are just to name a few, the D&R Theater Aberdeen Washington, to a standing room only crowd with the same results at the luxury hotel in the heart of Las Vegas, known as the Bellagio. RIR was Rockin’ the 2014 RecoveryWalks at Penns Landing, Philadelphia, Pa. in front of 23,000 people, along with the 4th Annual RIR Music Festival in Feb 2015. RIR also donated the RIR Band & production services to the Hope All Day Festival in New Jersey 2015. This was to help raise funds for the Hope All Day Foundation.

14102691_10211086995637623_5925307549568595138_nRIR just came off the road from their Stop Overdose – Opioid/Heroin Education and Awareness meet and greet & “Maine Love Of Recovery Music Festival” which was held at Clark’s Cove Farm in Walpole, ME. On August 26 & 27, 2016 both events were Free to all.

The Special Guest Speakers were Sara Gideon (Freeport), Maine Assistant House Majority Leader and Dr. Kimberly Johnson (Washington, DC), Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA.

Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good time.

Here are some of the Rockers In Recovery® musicians who gave of their time freely to support the recovery lifestyle and to Help Educate About Addiction: Paul Wilson of Sobriety Unplugged, George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies), Andy (Babe) Pace (Gary US Bonds), Basil Bankston (The Platters),Charlotte Day (Vocalist), Drew Preston (Drew Preston Project), Tony Fellows on Lead Guitar (RIR All Star Band Member), Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies), Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs), Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Don Tyler of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lou Esposito (The Capris), Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Marge Raymond (ELO), LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoos), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters), Vic Monte (Crush), Ed Walsh (Grateful Road), Michael Mostel (RIR Unplugged), Chris Waddell (RIR Unplugged), Bruce Duncan (RIR Unplugged), Stacey Hampton (RIR Unplugged), Maria Doty (Double Standard), Ceefor Ebrahimi (Ceefor Band),RC. Budaca, Jam Alder, Brian Vincent Sances, Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers, Nashville, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter John McAndrew , Recovery Rappers Adam Neff, Rob Rival Palo and the late blues great David Shelley.

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2017 Unite To Fight Addiction

Opioid/Heroin Epidemic – Unite To Fight Addiction

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT 

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IF YOU NEED HELP OR YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP THE DOOR IS OPEN. Please call 954-826-6470 to get on the emergency attendance list

FEBRUARY 10, 2017  – You’re All Invited, please join us at our Unite To Fight Addiction Free Meet & Greet, February 10, 2017 7PM-10PM – The Grand Palms Hotel @ 110 Grand Palms  Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 – There is limited seating.

It’s time to bring education and awareness to the current Opioid/Heroin Epidemic. This epidemic is devastating the United States as a whole, with hundreds of deaths a day nationwide. In August of 2016 Miami-Dade County had 270 overdoes, not counting the devastation going on in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  Join us in helping educate South Florida on addiction issues.

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“Recovery is a Process” and Rockers In Recovery has amassed some epic speakers on the topic. This is to help our south Florida community know that there is help, hope, and recovery is possible from addiction.

EDUCATIONAL – It’s dedicated to provide our community with addiction prevention and education information to help families, community outreach leaders and anyone who suffers with drug addiction and alcoholism.

Much Love and Peace to All,

Lori Welch Sullivan,
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Ken Seeley , CIP,BRI ll ,RAS,CATA  – A&E Intervention
Paul Wilson – Unplugged
 Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. 
George Massengill – Unplugged
 Stacey Hampton – Unplugged
LYLE R. FRIED, CAP, ICADC, CHC 
Jam Alker –Unplugged 
Trish Colangelo, MA (Family Therapist)
Kristin Cappiello – Unplugged
Charlotte Day – Christian Program Director
John Lehman – FARR
Tim Cheney, BA of Chooper’s Guide
Kathryn Del Guidice, BA, CAC 
Andrew Simpson – Coastal Detox 

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ALL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ARE PAID FOR AND PRODUCED BY Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc.

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Dr. Nick Colangelo of Clearbrook Treatment Centers  – Recorded Live at the 2017 Unite To Fight Addiction Free Meet & Greet – The Grand Palms Hotel @ 110 Grand Palms  Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 – For more information please contact Clearbrook Treatment Centers  – Get to know Dr. Nick by calling 888-414-4209

 

“Recovery is a Process” and Rockers In Recovery has amassed some epic speakers on the topic. This is to help our south Florida community know that there is help, hope, and recovery is possible from addiction.

EDUCATIONAL – It’s dedicated to provide our community with addiction prevention and education information to help families, community outreach leaders and anyone who suffers with drug addiction and alcoholism.

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Hope & Grace Recovery Center – Get to know Jason Shepard by calling 954-496-5853
Fallen Leaves Recovery Center – Get to Know Nathan Fears by calling 786-522-7744

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Addiction Education & Awareness Concept Through Music Is Working

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It’s Amazing, and we are so proud to see how since 2011 (going on twenty nine of our own productions) the Rockers In Recovery® (RIR) concept of recovery concerts/festivals to carrying a message of Education & Awareness is working.

This same message is now being duplicated by many in the addiction recovery advocacy movement groups like the October, 2015 Washington DC Unite to Face Addiction Rally (with Joe Walsh and other well know musicians) , the 2014 Fed Up Rally, and now the 2016 SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week. It’s happening all over the United States. Since 2014/2015 many treatment programs have even adopted as a modality in the form of RIR Unplugged, with some using the concept as primary treatment.  What an honor and we look forward to seeing many more use our unique form of addiction prevention and education.

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Feb.14, 2015, RIR Music Festival – Quote by Tom Coderre ,Senior White House Advisor to SAMHSA ”Rockers In Recovery® brings the private treatment sector, addiction education, and the addiction advocacy non-profit sector together in a unique way as no one else is doing anywhere in the United States. What makes RIR unique, the message is all around and through the universal language of music with some great rockers of our day. They combine it with educational speakers and advocacy groups. RIR brings it all together at their community addiction education meet and greets, and addiction awareness and prevention concerts/festivals”

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The Rockers In Recovery® musicians whom gave of their time freely to support the recovery lifestyle, (RIR) special guest past and current rockers; Paul Wilson of Sobriety Unplugged, George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies), Andy(Babe)Pace(Gary US Bonds), Basil Bankston bringing the Vocals (The Platters), Tony Fellows on Lead Guitar (RIR All Star Band Member), Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies), Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs), Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Don Tyler of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Past; Lou Esposito (The Capri’s), Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), and Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Marge Raymond (ELO),LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoo’s), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters), Vic Monte (Crush), Ed Walsh (Grateful Road), Michael Mostel(RIR Unplugged), Chris Waddell (RIR Unplugged), Bruce Duncan(RIR Unplugged), Stacey Hampton( RIR Unplugged),Maria Doty(Double Standard),Ceefor Ebrahimi (Ceefor Band), and Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers.

Rockers In RecoveryRIR special guest Rockers who have been paid per musical performances include; Lou Esposito(The Capri’s), Jeff Gantz (Johnny Winter), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Richie Supa (Aerosmith), Kasim Sulton ( Todd Rundgren), Christine Ohlman (SNL Band), and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge).

The festivals and events are payed by Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc. and the financial backing of Recovery Partners like; Clearbrook Treatment Centers of Pennsylvania ,The Shores Treatment and Recovery of Florida and Atlantic Biotech of New Jersey to name a few who truly want to give back to communities they serve.

Through the Recovery Radio Partners we get to provide free community education and information on help for addiction. Simply put Rockers In Recovery Festivals and Events is where Recovery Education & Rock-N-Roll Come Together.

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August 26, 2016 – NBC NEWS – Rock concert puts recovery in the spotlight

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What is National Prevention Week?

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National Prevention Week 2015 – RIR All-Star Band – Hope All Day Concert (NJ) – Funded by The Rockers In Recovery Partners &  Co-Founder John Hollis. Far Left Rob Vincent of SAMHSA, Amy,Muddy,Lou,Casey,Andy,Eliot, and Liberty Devitto.

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

Maine - Love Of Recovery Music festivalWhat is National Prevention Week?

SAMHSA’s fifth annual National Prevention Week, happening May 15-21, 2016, is dedicated to increasing public awareness and prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders. During National Prevention Week, community organizations across the country host health fairs, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more. This year’s theme—Strong as One, Stronger Togetherrecognizes that one person can make a positive difference in their community, but when we all unite together we can achieve even more.

Who supports National Prevention Week?

In addition to Federal and national partners such as the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the American Public Health Association, the National Parent-Teacher Association, and Tobacco-Free Kids.  SAMHSA is pleased to announce that Torrey DeVitto, who stars as an ER pediatrician in the NBC drama “Chicago Med,” serves as this year’s National Prevention Week Ambassador. Watch her in the National Prevention Week promotional video.

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How can I get involved?

  1. Sign up for and watch the kick-off webcast for National Prevention Week 2016, which will be held in partnership with Morgan State University.
  2. Listen to the National Prevention Week Theme song “Stronger Together,” written by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, singer, and guitarist Lou Esposito.  “See More About Lou Here
  3. Incorporate the song into your prevention efforts this year. Share it on social media using #StrongerTogether, or record your own video version of the song. Be creative!
  4. Join our webinar, Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Changing Perception of Risk, on Thursday May 19, 2016 from 2-3PM Eastern Time, which will explore how attitudes, beliefs, and norms about marijuana influence its use, highlighting examples of how states have increased perception of risk among young people.
  5. Participate in SAMHSA’s #NPW2016 Twitter Chat focusing on the prevention of suicide on Friday, May 20, from 1-2PM Eastern Time, featuring Torrey DeVitto Join Here.
  6. Add the power of your voice to SAMHSA’s “I Choose” photo project. People of all ages are already participating, and their “I Choose” photos will inspire you.
  7.  Get involved, let your voice be heard, and #ChoosePrevention.

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2015 – RIR Music Festival – Lou & Rob Vincent of SAMHSA. The Fest Was Funded by The Rockers In Recovery Partners.

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August 27, 2016 – Rockin’ The Great State of Maine

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312949_1154480AUGUST 27, 2016 (IT’S FREE) “Maine Love Of Recovery Music Festival” – Venue: Clark’s Cove Farm 107 Ridge Rd, Walpole, ME 04573

The Rockers in Recovery® team will be heading to Maine this summer, to share their unique message of hope through music that will benefit the following organizations;

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held each year on August 31 and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

 The Choopers Foundation who will be providing the venue at Clark’s Cove Farm 107 Ridge Rd, Walpole, ME 04573. Choopers Foundation provides financial assistance to harm reduction and recovery community initiatives and focuses on innovative projects and programs that address the needs of the underserved.

Rockers In Recovery® Radio  is about addiction education and has been dedicated to caring the message of addiction recovery through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals to local communities since 2008. You can now engage @ RIR Radio on your computer or mobile device!

Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good time. Maine Love of Recovery Music Festival will be featuring following special guest rockers;

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Band Director – George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies)
Andy(Babe)Pace on Drums(Gary US Bonds)
Basil Bankston bringing the Vocals (The Platters)
Don Taylor on the Sax  (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band)
Tony Fellows on Lead Guitar (RIR All Star Band Member)
Davis  Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies)
Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs)
With More Special Guest Rockers To Be Announced’

The Miami-based Rockers in Recovery® are doing it the only way they know how — by example. In benefit concerts across the united states, through an online radio station, live TV streaming and social media, the novel effort aims to convene and support to communities  of music lovers dedicated to the sober lifestyle. Since 2011 RIR has produced 25 concert and festival productions. The productions are free to all, they are all inclusive not exclusive. They want people from the community to engage and have some fun. RIR brings together having fun and addiction education, while supporting community organizations that need help.

Some of the Rockers whom have supported RIR over the years are; Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Don Tyler of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Billy J. Kramer, LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoo’s), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters) and Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers.

Rockers In Recovery’s brainchild South Florida recovery radio veteran John Hollis, the cause is supported by an online radio station (RIR-Radio-station) that broadcasts music, interviews, reviews and news on addiction recovery and other topics to 20,000 to 25,000 listeners a month via a 24-hour, live-streamed Internet signal.

How The RIR Radio Station Works – Through the RIR platforms they have developed over the last 8 years, they reach millions of recovery based followers seeking information everyday around the world. Now through the station they get to enjoy all of the platforms in one place.

You can now engage on your smart TV, Computer, or Mobile Device! – The followers they reach can now engage some recovery fun through music and most importantly, get educated on addiction issues, and find help for themselves or a loved one through the Stations Interface. This is the first of its kind platform that brings Recovery and Rock-N-Roll together Addiction Education.

 

The concept began 8 years ago when RIR Founders Lori Sullivan & John Hollis started interviewing rockers in recovery and landed on a topic important to both of them: recovery. After investing about $100,000 of their own money into getting Rockers in Recovery off the ground in which Hollis & Sullivan paid for the first four festivals out of their own pockets back in 2011 and 2012, Why ? “because of lack of support” from the recovery field.

The great news is years later all festivals and events are now payed by Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc. and the financial backing of Recovery Partners like Clearbrook Treatment Centers of Pennsylvania ,The Shores Treatment and Recovery of Florida and The Laboratory Solution of New Jersey to name a few. Through the Recovery Partners sponsorship they get to provide free community education and information on help for addiction. Simply put Rockers In Recovery Festivals and Events is where Recovery Education & Rock-N-Roll Come Together.

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Rockers In Recovery Cafes®

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RIR CafesComing Very Soon – We will have RIR Nationwide Locations opening up called, RIR Cafe’s – Owned by independent licencee’s, the brick and mortar establishments are going to be a place where people can go to fellowship and Rock-N-Roll over a cup of coffee, or to get educational information to help a loved one.

The cool part is each independent RIR Cafe will be doing their own unique special events weekly in their area, a safe place to go have some recovery fun. This is all happening while listening to RIR Radio or watching RIR UStream concert/festival productions in real time. Just like Starbucks, but now the recovery community will have its own.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who would like more information about being an independent licencee and “How RIR Cafes® Work”. Please feel free to contact me at 570-313-3001.

Sincerely,

Nick Colangelo,

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Rehab Recordings – Sober Record Label and Recording Studio

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Rehab RecordingsRehab Recordings is an American record label and recording studio. Based in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.

“We want to help young musicians get heard—give them a voice,”. “People who are struggling with addiction are often questioning their own self­worth. We want to allow creative expression to come through them.”

Resuscitation is a musical and spiritual journey, winding through classic rock, modern country, southern­fried, hip­hop, lyrically­driven folk, and even uplifting spoken word pieces. Every track communicates a sense redemption and hope.

This music is not for the mainstream—it’s for the people who need it most. There are 6­8 million people in recovery right now and Rehab Recordings aims to send a message of recovery to each and every one of them.  Read more @ http://www.rehabrecordings.com/

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Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Live Interview From Tuesday, April 19 – 10PM (ET) with Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd  Talkin’ music & recovery- Peter is an American keyboardist. He is best known for his work with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in various P-Funk line-ups and as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd since 2009.

Peter Keys was born in 1965, and began playing  piano at the age of 4. His first performance was one year later at The Neighborhood School of Music, in New Haven Ct.,Where he was classically trained. In 1976, He moved to northern California and started his first band, Smeagol. It was a mix of punk-funk and soul, way ahead of it’s time. Peter studied music through 1985, ending up at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where he majored in composition and performance. Moving  back to the San Francisco bay area, he began his long journey as a working musician,  playing and recording with just about everybody on the scene.

After starting numerous original bands, playing countless local gigs on the west coast, and endless sessions, Peter headed east in 1996 to Atlanta Ga. Where he joined the legendary Original P-Funk line up, taking over for Bernie Worrell , a huge influence in his playing, filling the shoes of a genius and legendary performer.

With several years of touring in P-Funk under his belt, and  having shared the stage with everyone from Bootsy Collins and Snoop Dogg, to Chaka Kahn and Issac Hayes, In 2000, Peter moved to Detroit Mi. where he started Shock Logic Productions, a recording and video company in an old church which he converted into a studio. He spent the next few years honing his production chops on countless independent recordings and music videos.

Since 2009 Peter is a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd – The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet  rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

Autopsy-Turvy AvailablePeter still plays various dates with the 420 Funk Mob, featuring George Clinton and members of the P-Funk Allstars, as well as playing with Kid Rock’s ex-guitarist and Grammy winner Kenny Olson, in their band “The All Time Low Stars”. When not on the road, he can be found in the studio producing and recording with a wide variety of artists, in many musical styles. Peter just released his debut solo project “Autopsy-Turvy”, which is now available at http://www.peterkeys.com or his Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/peterkeys11 and of course at Skynyrd Skynyrd‘s website  http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com.

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Music and Self Expression – Helping Drug Addicts In Recovery

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THE CONNECTION WITH DRUG ADDICTION & MUSIC:

Music is an extremely influential form of expression. It combines words and sound to convey a message that often reaches euphoric levels. Drugs and alcohol are meant to produce euphoria as well. Combine the two and the result is a very powerful and lasting imprint on the brain.

Pop music teaches us to use empowerment related to our identity. We use drugs and alcohol in combination in order to enhance that power. We use music to reinforce our sense of belonging to a particular social group. Addicts and alcoholics sometimes claim, ‘music is the only thing that understands me.’

Sparking the creative process without the use of drugs or alcohol is a very important step in early recovery. Re-starting the imagination takes internal motivation, work, and coaching. Discussion and encouragement are needed to begin the process of playing or writing music. One of the by-products of addiction is poor self-expression. Coming out of this thought pattern is difficult. Playing music in a healthy environment is a new experience, and practicing self-expression while allowing thoughts to flow freely without fear can feel quite foreign at first.

Recovery can be triggered by a vision, a sight, or a sound that awakens the senses:

When a resident at Little Creek Lodge, (a stat of the art music and rehabilitation facility located in Pennsylvania) is ready to record a project they call in an engineer to their in house recording studio who guides resident in the recording process. The prospect of editing, mixing, and mastering a piece of music is really exciting for residents. Little Creek tries to create one CD per year that is devoted to the writings of the residents. The process helps to provide feelings of accomplishment. There is great satisfaction found in the experience of completing a task from beginning to end, and residents take pride in their successes. Using music as a tool to create a chemical reaction in the brain to help recovery happen more quickly.  Music also helps to break down defenses to help facilitate, motivate and inspire clients to the change’s necessary to support long-term recovery.

Drummer Andy Pace and Little Creek Lodge is committed to building a strong foundation for his musical clients. Real recovery from drug and alcohol addiction cannot take place until we look beyond the pointing finger; until recovery becomes a realization and the person’s own idea. Something different happens to each and every one of them.

The man behind the vision, Drummer and Founder Andy Pace – His musical career began in the storied clubs of downtown New York City. As a teenager, he picked up small gigs at local hangouts like Cafe Wah and CBGB’s. Soon thereafter, he landed job as the house drummer for the original Copa Cabana, where he worked alongside Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Tony Orlando, The Cornelius Brothers, and many other great R&B acts of the era. His journey as an artist and creative spirit had only just begun.

In the mid 70’s, Andy landed a gig with one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most exciting voices—Gary U.S. Bonds. His second date with Gary was Madison Square Garden. Andy was just 21 years old.

Gigs alongside legendary performers like Dick Clark, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, The Five Satins, and The Coasters followed, and Andy began travelling extensively. He spent the following years as a true touring musician, living all over the world from Lake Tahoe to New Orleans to Hawaii, Switzerland, and England.

In 1987, he married Barbara Warren¬Pace and the two would collaborate together on various musical projects. Barbara was a well-known artist manager herself, having helped guide the careers of legends like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston.

The next big break came In 1991. C+C Music Factory’s massive hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” took the world by storm, and Andy’s drumming provided the song’s backbeat. The album sold over 7 million CDs and led to MTV Music Awards, Saturday Night Live Appearances, and worldwide adulation. Not only that, but the song launched house music into the mainstream of popular music, where it’s remained ever since.

Andy obtained a degree in Addiction Counseling from State University of New York (S.U.N.Y) and then in 2008 founded Little Creek Lodge, a rehabilitation facility that has gone on to treat hundreds of patients struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Now, as the Lodge’s mission continues to expand, a new opportunity has emerged for Andy’s musical gifts. – “Rehab Recordings” is a record label and recording studio based in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, that produces Recovery music to promote a sober lifestyle – Rehab Recordings.

Little Creek Lodge – Get To Know Drummer Andy Pace by calling 877.689.2644

 

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