George Edmunds – Treatment and Recovery

Talking Treatment and Recovery; George Edmunds V.P. of Operations Just Believe Recovery Center.

Their Mission is to provide each person that enters our program with the highest level of personalized treatment. They consistently show love and compassion while using direct, respectful, honest communication. Since 2014, Just Believe Recovery has accreditation by the Joint Commission accreditation is acknowledged nationwide as a symbol of excellence, which recognizes an organization’s ability to competently maintain certain performance standards. Just Believe Recovery, LLC – Get to know Cynthia Bellino by calling (800) 723-7376.

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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

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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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Tim Ryan – Dope Man

Guest Tim Ryan a.k.a. Dope Man on A&E

Tim Ryan Talking From Dope To Hope; Tim a.k.a. Dope Man on A&E is an in-depth look at addiction. Drawing on personal experience, Tim Ryan was inspired to launch A Man in Recovery, whose mission is to save the lives of opiate addicts first, then provide new alternatives to keep addicts from relapsing. Half of all heroin addicts die, primarily from an overdose.  AMIR serves addicts and those whose lives they touch in new and effective ways.

A&E Dope Man –  Tim Ryan, an ex-con and former addict, who before embracing recovery, lost his son to heroin and nearly died from it himself. Now, in an era when addicts are dying faster and younger by the day, he’s made it his life’s mission to save others from the deadly drug. Tim’s unforgiving, in-your-face approach, as well as his commitment to placing people into meaningful long-term treatment, has singled him out nationally among politicians, law enforcement officials and educators as one of the most effective experts in his field.

The AMIR Foundation aims to introduce a brand new post-rehab sober living model. Living and working together in a demanding yet supportive community, Ryan envisions addicts who would strive to build new lives – free from the horrors of addiction to heroin and other opiates. Ultimately, AMIRF hopes to expand this model to opiate addicts nationwide.

 

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Adam Byron – Clinical Interventionist

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Radio Guest; Recovery Educator:  Adam Byron a Clinical Interventionist, Tonight’s Topic; Helping Families To Recovery.  Get to know Adam Byron of  Hope and Grace Recovery Center – by calling 888-836- HGRC

Adam Byron is a Clinical Interventionist and NCCAIP (National Certified Clinical Addiction Intervention Professional). He works with families that have loved ones who are suffering from substance abuse and addiction issues.

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

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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Dan Carr – Music and Recovery

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Music and Recovery Interview with Musician Dan Carr – Talking about Dan’s road to recovery journey of 9 years clean and sober, along with music from The Groove . Episode 815

“By the grace of God I’m 9 years clean and sober. I am truly blessed beyond measure. 9 years ago today I begged God for help and he responded. I’ve been through hundreds of seizures, 2 major brain surgeries, and a kidney operation without returning to activate addiction. God’s love is and will forever be greater than all adversity. Thank you God for loving me like you do. Life is good. Much love everyone.” Dan Carr

The Groove – Covering all the best funk from Stevie wonder, Sly and the Family Stone , The Gap Band and many many more. Every member is a seasoned pro with undeniable passion for the music.A night out with The Groove is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Come get your move on with The Groove!

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Jack Spann – Beautiful Man From Mars

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RIR- Radio Live (Episode 814) – Musician, Singer/Songwriter, Jack Spann -Topic? Jack’s new record “Beautiful Man From Mars” and his work on demo sessions for David Bowie‘s final album, Blackstar.  Jack Spann music has been compared to authentic pre-fame versions of Elton John or Billy Joel, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Ben Folds or even a latter day Joe Jackson.

Rolling piano and melodic delivery puts Spann on the piano bench firmly between Billy Joel and Elton John. The dramatic organ fills are reminiscent of the interchange one hears between Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker and Matthew Fischer. Partial Qoute by Ken Raisenen – From The Vaults – Ontonagon Herald on Spann’s last release Time, Time, Time, Time, Time.

Learn more about Jack Spann and “Beautiful Man From Mars” @ JackSpann.Com

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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.

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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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Sam Kesaris – Treatment and Recovery

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Guest; New England Recovery and Wellness – Get to know Sam Kesaris

New England Recovery and Wellness – Our team is dedicated to providing every client with a treatment and recovery experience tailored to their individual needs. The RAW staff understands the varied roads to recovery and the challenges presented to an individual throughout their journeys. Our intimate understanding of recovery processes allows us to give invaluable guidance to all clients, helping them to maintain sustainably healthy mindsets and lifestyles. Our treatment programming comprises a comprehensive take on recovery, incorporating one-on-one therapy, group counseling, educational groups on drug and alcohol addiction, and a guided exposure to 12-Step and other recovery-supportive practices.

Recovery goes further than what we do at our facility. RAW encourages a healthy and happy lifestyle, with nutrition-focused catered lunches, daily fitness sessions, yoga, meditation, and a multitude of activities every week. On weekends our clients are exposed to some of the most beautiful sights New England has to offer. Get to know Sam Kesaris by calling 954-665-3826

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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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Dr. Nick Colangelo – 2017 Unite To Fight Addiction

Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.

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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

Nick has personally helped thousands of people along the path to sobriety since becoming a counselor in 1975. A graduate of Boston University, he received his Master of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his doctorate degree from International College. Nick has been at Clearbrook since 1990 after serving as a principal in several recovery centers and was appointed CEO in 1998.

Nick’s personal approach to Clearbrook patients can be witnessed every day.  You can always find Nick eating lunch with our patient community or giving a weekly lecture on his own personal experience of life in recovery.  He maintains an active role in every department at Clearbrook to ensure that the facility is running as smoothly as possible. In October 2015, he was able to share the miraculous feat of 40 years in recovery.

“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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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.
Featured Song – Holy Mother by Eric Clapton > DOWN LOAD

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Rehab Nexus – Treatment and Recovery

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Treatment and Recovery with Guest; Rehab Nexus – Get to know  Jordan Needell by calling 954-800-0365.

Rehab Nexus is a premier Drug and Alcohol Addiction treatment facility centrally located Coral Springs, FL. Rehab Nexus provides cutting edge comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services through a holistic results based approach. We strive to shatter our patients’ limiting beliefs that they may be fostering while eliminating negative thought patterns. Learn More.

We are a Drug Addiction and Alcohol Addiction treatment facility located in Coral Springs, Florida. Our medical doctors and mental health professionals will help guide you to a new life in recovery. We provide state-of-the-art drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs. Our services are available for families and individuals who suffer from drug addiction, alcoholism and co-occurring disorders.

Outpatient Counseling Benefits:

For individuals suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism, Rehab Nexus is an abundant, formative addiction rehabilitation treatment center in Coral Springs. Our mission is to provide unparalleled individualized care to our patients, teaching a healthy lifestyle which promotes sobriety and improvement. Rehab Nexus offers an ideal setting for our patients’ to receive the personalized care necessary to begin their journey down the path towards recovery.

Rehab Nexus provides all of your transportation needs, daily nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner, wellness programs, as well as all ancillary needs that are recommended.

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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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Music Can Help Addicts To Feel Emotions Again
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run Can You Feel The Music?
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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.

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!!

Current 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

RIR STREAMING PARTNER

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

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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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2017 Unite To Fight Addiction

Opioid/Heroin Epidemic – Unite To Fight Addiction

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT 

THIS EVENT IS FULL – THANK YOU FOR YOUR RSVP

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.

THIS EVENT IS FULL – THANK YOU FOR YOUR RSVP

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

All Seeking Great Music, and Addiction Recovery Education,
Are Invited To Attend;

“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,
Co- Founder – Rockers In Recovery
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7PM-10PM
Speakers and Musicians 
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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The 12 Step Stigma – Lepers Among Lepers

Lori SullivanPost by Lori Sullivan, Co-Founder Rockers In Recovery;

Many of us in the recovery world are trying to change the stigma regarding people with addiction to the “normal” people in the world who don’t understand, yet we still have the stigma in our own RECOVERY COMMUNITIES!!

Here I am after just celebrating 17 years of recovery and I can say I am amazed…but not in a good way. What I have seen in the last several years within the recovery communities makes me sick. People who have taken away from what the founding members of AA created by putting in their own ideals and just plain watering down what is considered by many a “God inspired” thing.

Just yesterday I saw where a newcomer posted on FB how they didn’t understand how a meeting room could deny a person a AA Big Book because she was a relapser and how she needed to pay for it. There were of course the people trying to be funny. One person who responded with “maybe she collects them to sell”…. Really folks? This is a woman that keeps trying to get recovery by coming back time after time only to be told “sorry you’re a relapser so you’ll have to pay for your book”. Really? This is a woman screaming for help…not just asking. Why do I say this? Because it takes REAL courage to come back to some of the rooms of today because of the people in it. It took real courage for this woman to ask for a book. No wonder people who are struggling with addiction either give up and continue to use till they die or they just commit suicide.

6th Annual - Love of Recovery Music FestivalI was a chronic relapser at one point and I don’t forget that “There only by the grace of God could go I”. I had experienced peoples comments like “oh your back…what cha add another minute to your story?” Luckily I just kept trying REGARDLESS OF WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAID and with God’s help and the help of some really good people in the program. Here I am today a Co-founder of an organization that was created to help people and to show them (especially the young people) that recovery is possible regardless of where you come from, and it can be fun, not the doom and gloom that I thought it was when I attended my first AA meeting at the ripe age of 20 years. My first drink was at twelve and my first of many alcohol related blackouts was at age 15. That was 1978 and I remember that meeting clear as a bell today. It was a room filled with all older people passing a microphone around (I was very shy without my liquid courage) so I wanted nothing to do with that. I sat till the end meeting as many shared their experience, strength, and hope. After the meeting some people gave me a Big Book and told me to come back. Very kind people. But I wasn’t ready I was only there to appease my parents so they wouldn’t throw me out of their house. So on I went trying controlled drinking and using on and off for years at times achieving at times 22 months or 2 ½ years before relapsing. Many times when I relapsed I felt like a rubber band that snapped. Never seeing it coming. I didn’t plan it…but it still kept happening. I experienced the jails and institutions. This went on till September 14, 1999. They say some a sicker than others and I was one of them. I was homeless many times over a four year period at one point in my life, and stayed out there because I found that at least I wasn’t being judged by those around me.

Maybe this is why I’m for the underdogs.The people who relapse over and over but still keep trying. That in its self takes real courage. See I was taught that at anytime, anywhere if a hand reaches out…I AM RESPONSIBLE. I always say “where there is breath there is hope”. What can I do to help them not give up? Trust me I’ve been hurt in this belief many times and in many ways. I’ve even fallen short myself because of my hurt and anger. But God always has brought me back to what I believe. The belief is no matter what don’t give up on a fellow human being and I will continue to stand on this belief because I know deep down there is good in most human beings. I have had to learn to separate the addiction (the dark side) and all the sick behaviors that go with it, for the human being filled with the goodness that GOD created. GOD doesn’t make junk.

RIR-All-Star-Band1  Yes, some are sicker than others, and trust me it is both outside and INSIDE the rooms of recovery TODAY. I have seen the sickest of the sick who state they are in “long term recovery” yet judge people who were in recovery and because they relapsed (usually from mental, physical, or spiritual issues or all the above) and the insanity that comes with it. They stand in judgement of that person’s character while they were using, or while in a dry drunk. Or worse yet, the person has found his or hers recovery again (by the Grace of God) and these people continue to kill them with their tongues and their better than thou attitudes, agendas and egos. Even more concerning is some of them are now treatment centers owners and government employees in long term recovery payed to help others with addiction, SCARY. I guess they have forgotten where they came from or they never experienced a really low bottom or maybe their recovery isn’t as solid as one would think. I would think that with long term recovery there would also be some maturity, not the behaviors of grade school or high school students…talking about a person to their clones’ to persuade others to not like this person or that person and if they do then they can’t associate with them OR it would be a conflict of interest! What?? A conflict of whose interest? If that’s what the long term recovery has made them (sickos filled with agendas, ego’s and afraid of the relapser) then it’s no wonder people stay away from the rooms of recovery after they relapse. Especially the ones that had obtained long term recovery and then relapsed. He or she are the ones that just end up killing themselves sometimes quickly sometimes slowly over the sick attitudes and behaviors of some of the people IN RECOVERY!! It’s so sad. I guess that’s why there are those special sponsors that take on the challenge of a chronic relapser.

Then you have the people who put a time frame on a person’s recovery with things like I’m a person in “Long Term Recovery” or “sorry but you can’t share because you don’t have enough time” must be a six months or year before you can share.  No sorry you can’t join this recovery committee you don’t have enough time. Where did that come from? Who am I to put a time limit on when someone can carry a message of hope and what might be THEIR purpose to stay?

RIR Music FestWhere would we be today if the founders of AA (Bill Wilson and Bob Smith) and the founding members had the attitudes of today? I can tell you…there wouldn’t have been anything. Period. Just what they already had, jails, institutions, and inevitably DEATH. If someone wanted help, they got them through the steps as quickly as possible many in a day! Then out the door to help another. They never gave up on the sick and suffering inside and outside the rooms and that included the families. I have never heard of them excluding someone who relapsed. Back then they would pay that person a call to see how they were doing (in person) and see if they could help. They didn’t wait for the person to call them when they were ready. But if the person wasn’t ready they prayed for them, and then wasted no time working with another, because they didn’t want to spoil a future opportunity if it presented itself at later date. Hey they at least planted the seed of HOPE even if it’s a mustard seed.

All I can say is if you don’t have something nice to say then say nothing at all. Something most of us learned as children…words hurt and words can Kill. People who do this in recovery only show me that they might not have had a drink or drug in quite some time, but they truly aren’t practicing the spiritual principles that was freely given to them.

In closing I want to say that I thank all the good people I have met during my recovery journey. You have been instrumental in my personal recovery as well as helping me carry the message of hope (without judgement) in my business. You are all winners in my book because you believe as I do that we all have to work together for the common goal to help others afflicted with the disease of addiction regardless of who they are and where they’ve been. For all the others I leave them to God and pray that they don’t kill someone.

God Bless us all as we trudge this happy road of recovery!

Lori Sullivan

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