Archives for December 2013

Start the Talk: A Parent Learning Tool

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The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Vibrant Emotional Health launched the Lifeline on January 1, 2005. Vibrant Emotional Health, the administrator of the grant, works with its partners, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), National Council for Behavioral Health, and others, to manage the project, along with Living Works, Inc., an internationally respected organization specializing in suicide intervention skills training.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is independently evaluated by a federally-funded investigation team from Columbia University’s Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. The Lifeline receives ongoing consultation and guidance from national suicide prevention experts, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders through the Lifeline’s Steering Committee, Consumer/Survivor Committee, and Standards, Training and Practices Committee.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention for all, including innovative public messaging, best practices in mental health, and cutting-edge partnerships.

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Sincerely,
John Hollis,
Director of Business Development
Rockers In Recovery® Radio & Productions Inc.

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Recovery Isn’t Always Rock Music and Laughing

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Shifting and Reaching to Newer and Higher Levels In Recovery
December 28, 2013 By Carol Harblin

Lori Sullivan- Co-Founder/President - Rockers In Recovery

Lori Sullivan and Family

Recovery isn’t always rock music and laughing; it’s also hard work. Just as it takes a lot of energy and work to put on a concert, it takes even much more work to successfully work at recovery. In the beginning of recovery it’s blood, sweat and tears, that’s why one of the phrases of recovery is “one day at a time,” because with all the work involved, a person needs a day at a time to digest it all. Even after 30 years of recovery there are still struggles. The veterans of recovery help and support newcomers as well as teach them how to use the tools that recovery gives them. Recovery gives people the resources and tools to cope by using what is inside, instead of reaching for something outside of themselves – the veterans of recovery are there to help the newcomers HOW to use those new tools of coping.

Life itself is challenging and some days can be more trying than others. In recovery, an unconditional bond of brotherhood and sisterhood means that the men and women will be there always regardless of a situation. The people who have walked the road of addiction have been through a tough battle; everyone’s battle is similar yet the stories are uniquely different from another. The similar battle is what brings the people together and the tough unpaved roads that each person has stumbled keep people’s judgments at bay; Judgment and recovery do not mix, but recovery and humility do mix.

Life is an ever-changing process, and just how life seems to always shift and change so does Rockers In Recovery. John Hollis and Lori Sullivan are RIR’s founders, and Mr. Hollis is handing off the baton to Ms. Sullivan for several months while Mr. Hollis takes a leave of absence to regroup after relapsing, to take it one day at a time and to work on him self.

“The last couple of years took its toll on me. I was working 14 to 16 hour days and not taking care of my recovery or my health. I was dealing with people and situations worst and worst as time went on. I look back and it was around August of 2011 that I really shut down. My Mom and Dad passed away along with three other family members I was hurting and just stuffed it all. October of 2012 I started to have an affair that in January 2013 the person started to use. I went until April 2013 trying to fix her. I was in a lot of pain. I had stopped going to meetings and stopped sharing with my sponsor. I was angry with everyone I hurt my back around this time and I started taking percocets. Within two weeks I was on a full run. I went to detox in July I found out I was diabetic got out started working on my health and started therapy. Within a month I was in a full fling relationship with my therapist. I was doing everything to not deal with my mounting issues of lies and manipulations and used again. This happened one more time on December 8. I went out for two days an ended up in jail for 10 days. All through this time Lori Sullivan was working to keep Rockers In Recovery Alive. People close were telling her to close down. She was scared but rounded off on her recovery support group, who agreed that she should keep going considering we had put our whole life savings and a lot of years into RIR. I’m glad to be back I have a lot of work to do on me. I regret the last 6 months, and for the behaviors that got me to where I am today and most of all those who were hurt. I will take a leave of absence until those who are working with me on my recovery feel it is ok to return”. Said John Hollis

The past year of 2013, RIR began with a bang in January straight through until the November Gratitude Festival. Throughout the journey of 2013, there have been many celebrations, but there have also been many difficult battles to bear. One was the announcement by Richie Supa on Facebook that he and Ricky Byrd were leaving RIR because of drug use.  Lori who has 14yrs in recovery will take RIR to the next level of rock-and-roll in recovery for 2014.

Everyone in recovery needs support and Rockers In Recovery is all about supporting those in need. The key to a successful journey in recovery is unconditional support and devotion. The Rockers In Recovery organization is about giving back to those in need of support because everyone deserves another chance – no addict should be left behind on that unpaved rocky road.

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

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Rockers In Recovery® (RIR) – Addiction Recovery Based News & Media; Offering Community Outreach Development, Digital Media Branding, Social Media Content Distribution, Live Music Events, Live Stream Productions, Music and Meet and Greet Event Production. Local, Regional, and National Branding and Advertising, and Social Media Content Developing. Sign Up Today For The Newsletter
 
DISCLAIMER – Our WebsiteNewsletterRadio ShowsPostsLivestream ProductionsSocial Media Platforms, and Press Releases are based on opinion. They are 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. If you have a medical Emergency Call 911 or go to your local hospital.
 
Sincerely,
John Hollis,
Director of Business Development
Rockers In Recovery® Radio & Productions Inc.

Please Call  –  (800) 892-2603

Rockers In Recovery® – Privately Owned Media and Production Company. Rockers In Recovery® Trademark is Privately Owned, No use of trademark or copyright in anyform is allowed without the consent of John Hollis and Lori Sullivan.

 

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.

Detoxification Clinics – Alcohol and Drug Detox

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Therapeutic Corner

Coppola’s CornerA very important step in recovery that is often overlooked by people (sometimes even the individual addicted to drugs and/or alcohol) is detox. This is the first step and the most important because if it’s not done, or not done properly, the continued steps toward recovery will never happen. Unfortunately many people (even people in recovery) don’t understand the importance of detoxing comfortably in a safe environment. Some people will say that the addict/alcoholic should go “cold turkey” and “tough it out”. Though the idea of the addict/alcoholic suffering may sound good to some people, especially those who’ve been hurt by the individual’s addiction, and it would even be logical to assume that the more “pain” a person suffers through their detox the less likely they will be to use again, it is unwise and often medically risky to go “cold turkey” or “tough it out”.

The fact is that the physical pain of withdrawal and the mental and emotional side effects that come with it is what keeps most people in active addiction long after they’ve decided they want to stop using drugs/alcohol and change their lives. The physical withdrawal feels unbearable without medical supervision and can also be a serious medical risk depending on the substance the individual is withdrawing from. The fear and experience of the physical pain, mental confusion, and emotional instability is what stops many people from getting the help they need when they want it and are ready to change their lives….they want a chance at life, but how can they when they can’t stand the pain, could have a seizure or worse?

The answer is easy and simple for those of you out there kind enough to give someone a chance at life.  Detox centers provides a safe, medical detox in a comfortable environment. The unbearable pain and medical danger of detoxing alone is gone. Clients are monitored 24 hrs. a day in a very nice facility where they can feel safe. Drug/Alcohol detox also has a clinical staff to assist clients through the emotional and mental process of detox. All clients are treated with compassion and respect, unlike many other hospital-like settings where clients are degraded and given an aspirin for their pain. Medical staff members make sure clients are safely medicated and detoxed while keeping them as comfortable as possible and clinical staff members provide support, guidance, hope and education. Clients can now continue the journey toward their new life in recovery.

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Amethyst Recovery Center – Get to know Michael Demasi by calling (888)550-8306

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Sound Pillow Sleep System

SoberMap App – Access 12 Step Meets In Your Area

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We Are Not A Treatment Program or Advocacy Group – Since 2008 our sole purpose is to provide prevention and education awareness to anyone who suffers with drug addiction and alcoholism. We do this through our online media platforms using music, news, events, and festivals taking place within and not limited to the clean and sober community, and along with our CORPORATE and RECOVERY MEDIA PARTNERS.
 
Rockers In Recovery® (RIR) – Addiction Recovery Based News & Media; Offering Community Outreach Development, Digital Media Branding, Social Media Content Distribution, Live Music Events, Live Stream Productions, Music and Meet and Greet Event Production. Local, Regional, and National Branding and Advertising, and Social Media Content Developing. Sign Up Today For The Newsletter
 
DISCLAIMER – Our WebsiteNewsletterRadio ShowsPostsLivestream ProductionsSocial Media Platforms, and Press Releases are based on opinion. They are 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. If you have a medical Emergency Call 911 or go to your local hospital.
 
Sincerely,
John Hollis,
Director of Business Development
Rockers In Recovery® Radio & Productions Inc.

Please Call  –  (800) 892-2603

Rockers In Recovery® – Privately Owned Media and Production Company. Rockers In Recovery® Trademark is Privately Owned, No use of trademark or copyright in anyform is allowed without the consent of John Hollis and Lori Sullivan.

 

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.