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Addiction-Powerless Means YOU HAVE NO POWER

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THE LONELY LIFE OF THE ADDICT

Thomas Gagliano MSW

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Addiction Help – Why would Phillip Seymour Hoffman, a man that had so much; money, power, fame, and family put a needle in his arm. It doesn’t make sense, unless you are a recovering addict. Powerless means YOU HAVE NO POWER. Addiction isn’t prejudice. It hits every color, all economic groups, and doesn’t care what your I.Q. is.  If you don’t act powerless and respect your addiction, you will then pay a heavy bill. A simple sip of the addiction can be the end. How many cemeteries are filled with the person that said, “I can handle this?” Addiction is not difficult to stop the difficulty comes from NOT STARTING.  Every time an addict goes back to their addiction, they can look back at  one point during the relapse where they decided to  eliminate  their  support group believing  they could handle it on their own. I’m sure this happened to Phillip Seymour Hoffman as well.

Many of us know someone whose life has been decimated by addictions. Whether they are family or friends, we ask ourselves why do they turn away love or help when it is offered. Recently we have seen the tragic death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Addiction is a hog. It steals the person’s family and friends. It demands it all. The person loses themselves, believing they are in control when the reality is the addiction controls them.  To understand why this happens, we must first understand what the real problem is and the distorted thinking that takes place in the addicts mind. 

First of all the addiction is not the problem, it’s a misguided solution. For example, trying to get someone to stop their obsessive drinking without probing why they drink will only get them to switch addictions. They may stop the drinking, but eventually they will go to another faulty escape mechanism such as gambling, drugs or over eating to numb their pain. The drinking isn’t the problem but rather a false solution to numb what the real problem is. The real problem is the addict has an inner wound of defectiveness, created in childhood. They distortedly believe the addiction serves as a way to make this pain go away. Without addressing the pain created by the wound, nothing will have a long term affect.  We see people the way they project themselves from the outside. An addicts outside and insides don’t match, they are fragmented.  They may appear to have it all but that inner damage will eventually sabotage their happiness.

 

After a while the addiction becomes oxygen to the addict, they believe they can’t exist without it. When they try to stay sober, they go through a process similar to what others go through when they lose a loved one. The addict actually grieves the loss of their addiction. This remains with them and if they stay sober they may find acceptance for the power their addiction has over them. The more they accept this powerless the better chance they have to continue sobrietyMost of the time this needs the assistance of other recovering addicts to hold their hand a nd pull them away fro the addiction when it comes calling .

When this wound of defectiveness is triggered by an uncomfortable feeling in their life, the recovering addict must make a crucial decision.  They either bring this pain to the surface by talking about their pain with those they are emotionally safe with or they go into isolation. Isolation is and was a very comfortable yet toxic place for the addict.  When they come out of isolation self-righteousness and destructive entitlement usually pursue.  Destructive entitlement is a process where the addict gives themselves permission to act in ways regardless of the harm it causes themselves or others.

The solution to solicit the help of others is blocked by two obstacles. One is the addict has been given a message early on that if they trust others they will be judged very harshly. The realty is they are their own worst enemy and it is their self-judgment that they project on others.  This segway’s into the next obstacle and that is the addict doesn’t trust any process that they are not in control of. They’ve grown up with fear and abandonment, and these two characteristics create a need to control the situation, believing something bad will happen if they don’t. Only when they build enough self- awareness to admit their best thinking isn’t working, will they be willing to allow others in.

Willingness with addicts must come from two places. The willingness to allow help in and then the willingness to take direction from those that are there to help them. However in order to do this they need to acquire blind faith. Taking direction by doing what your told to do even when your best thinking tells you not too. If they can find this kind of willingness then they will address the real problem, their wound of defectiveness.  First the action, and then the belief will change. The belief that they can trust again and that there are those who will take their hand and nurse them to health.

 “The Problem Was Me”

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Battle Scars By Casey Montana Rogers

THE ROCKERS IN RECOVERY OFFICIAL SONG FOR 2014.

Casey Montana Rogers

Casey Montana Rogers

Rockers In Recovery is proud to announce that “Battle Scars” has won the 2014 RIR Songwriters Contest. Casey Montana Rogers will open the 2014 RIR Music and Art Festival.  Casey will also be joining us at several RIR Unplugged Events scheduled for 2014.We will also play and feature her song through the year. Casey Montana Rogers has proven our new theory at RIR,  you don’t have to be a super star rock icon to write great recovery music.

Casey Montana Rogers is a nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter from North Georgia, currently attending college to major in Music Business. she recorded in Nashville, had songs on the radio, and plays at many local events, which is all exciting. However, for Casey the most rewarding part of being a musician is having people hear her songs and relate them to their own stories in life.

  Message From Casey:

You’re never going through something alone, someone is always experiencing and feeling what you are. I am inspired by the people I meet and the experiences I witness. I put the inspiration into my songs in hopes of inspiring you. Sometimes all people need is a little inspiration. While I continue writing, performing, and recording myself, I want to help other musicians along the way by starting up my own entertainment company, “Old Soul Entertainment”, and eventually having my own venue to showcase my artists and many more!

Most people do not support being a musician. Being a singer-songwriter, I come across sayings such as “you’ll never make a living being a musician” or “do you know how many other singers there are in the world?” While many people may agree, I love being a musician. Whether I’m singing in a quiet, small place where everyone listens to every word of a song or if I’m singing for a large crowd, it never gets old. Music is a part of my life and I am constantly moving in a direction to try to make it in this tough business, the “music business.”

Life is all about taking chances, facing fears, pushing yourself one step further, and setting the bar higher to make an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget. By living my life doing something I am passionate about, I can’t imagine the amazing journey that lies ahead. God has truly blessed me.

What Inspired “Battle Scars”

When I first released Battle Scars I didn’t know if anyone would really understand the meaning behind it. Boy was I wrong! This song has reached more people than I ever imagined it would, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

I’ve never personally struggled with addiction, but loved ones close to me have. My brother Mason inspired this song. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my brother. He’s one of my favorite people in the whole world! All the glory to God he is now five years clean.

He was always a good student, football player, had a pretty girlfriend, respectful, had a lot of friends, and everyone loved him. However, growing up I remember the times he came in high and mean, not himself at all. I remember the phone calls late at night; we always knew it was him. One phone call was different though. It was one of those moments you feel deep down in your soul that something isn’t right before you even answer. It was a call saying my brother had overdosed on Heroin and was in the hospital. The night he overdosed, he was out watching his best friend, a musician, play at a local bar. Mason’s heart stopped and he fell to the floor. Someone ran up to his friend saying, “Hey your friend is passed out at the bar.” His friend jumped off stage and started giving Mason CPR. Thank goodness his friend was there. Everyone was saying, “he’s already gone”, while trying to pull him off my brother. He even ended up punching someone who was trying to pull him away. But he saved my brothers life until the ambulance got there. Hence the lyric, “your heart stopped my hands were tied, but I’ll go down before I let you die.” His friend even came to the hospital and played music for my brother and all the people around, since he got fired from playing at that bar for punching someone. Talk about a true friend.

 

Now my brother had many friends, very close friends, die of drug addiction or drug related incidences. Some were very tragic. This refers to the lyrics, “the fallen before you too many to count, but now I see your changing eyes, closed for now, but breathed back to life.”

Most people look at addicts who have lost loved ones to addiction and think, “Is that not enough to make you want to stop?” What they don’t realize is drug addiction is a disease. Not a weakness. My brother was hooked on Oxycodone for years, which now happens to be one of the most leading drugs abused by youths. After a couple of rehabs and arrests, my brother entered into The Drug Court System. Known to be very strict, many addicts do not look forward to going, but it really is a great program. For the ones who stick through it, no doubt it’ll change your life, as it did my brothers. Looking at my brother’s addiction, I would say the most important thing is never giving up on your loved one and standing by them no matter what.

 

Addiction is a long road of ups and downs, but support is necessary as for any other disease. This refers to the lyrics, “We’ll stand here your hand in mine, on the battlefield one step at a time.” I would do anything for my brother, which is why I end the song with “I’ll go down before I let you die.” Drug addiction or any addiction is a battle, making you a warrior. It also makes the people supporting you warriors.

Keep fighting your demons and I promise one day all that will be left is your battle scars. “We are warriors in the dark, all that’s left are battle scars. We are warriors in the dark, all the beauty in your battle scars.” Battle Scars is about never giving up and overcoming your battles! Love and Peace, Casey Montana Rogers

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DESTRUCTIVE ENTITLEMENT

DESTRUCTIVE ENTITLEMENT
By Thomas Gagliano MSW

Thomas Gagliano MSW

Thomas Gagliano MSW

I never met Justin Bieber so I can’t say I know him personally. What I do well is recognize the insides of someone who suffers from a wound created from abandonment. Like I was, Justin Bieber is fragmented. This means his insides and outside don’t match. He has the world at his fingertips, but internally there is a little boy screaming for help. As I often say in my book,” his cry is, “Please help me, but don’t get too close.” When a child is physically or mentally abandoned, a very painful wound is created. Children are ego centric. This means when a parent physically or mentally abandons them, the child unfortunately blame themselves. Why aren’t my parents paying attention to me, what is wrong with me? A wound of defectiveness develops. Even when the remaining parent does their job the child still feels devaluated. When parents’ divorce or separate it is important for them to keep reinforcing a message to their children that it’s not their child’s fault. Sometimes abandonment feelings can emerge when parents work all the time, not realizing the negative perception of self that the child is developing. If this wound isn’t addressed and treated it may lay dormant waiting until the person is old enough to act out their pain. They may act out this pain by bullying, or in self destructive addictive ways or act in this pain by isolation and becoming targets to bullies.

Denial Later In Life

Generally the person, and their family, will try to deny or repress this wound, even manipulate the truth concerning this pain. Unfortunately they will pay a high price for this denial later in life. When they become old enough to drink, drive, and do other things the need to medicate or distract this pain, through destructive actions, comes to fruition.

 

Sabotaged My Happiness

Justin Bieber needs to speak to someone who hears what he is NOT saying. When he finds this person he will do everything in his power to push them away, protecting that wound, not allowing anyone to see it. I know this because I was a successful business man, had the love of family, appeared to have everything, yet sabotaged my happiness. My problem was I had that feeling of defectiveness as well. I was a bully as a kid wanting to hurt others the way I was hurting inside.

 

DESTRUCTIVE ENTITLEMENT

What happened to me and what I believe is happening to Justin Bieber is the development of what I call “DESTRUCTIVE ENTITLEMENT”, wanting the world to pay the bill for what happened to him in childhood. This is where the person gives themselves permission to do whatever they want regardless of the pain it causes themselves or others. All his money and power feeds into this destructive entitlement. Since this is an internal problem all the external remedies, money power, and fame will not serve as a cure. Also, a person that has a wound of abandonment has a greater chance of finding the wrong people as destructive attachments are created. They also begin to sabotage their intimacy with those who truly care for them. They either become too needy or they treat others as objects, fearing emotionally attachment because they don’t want to be abandoned again.

                 Pain of Abandonment

I needed to fix what was broken inside of me by allowing those who knew how I felt on the insides to take my hand and walk me through the pain of abandonment. When I did this I then decided to give my children what my father couldn’t give me, A SAFE PLACE TO SHARE MY FEELINGS WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE. I started to facilitate groups I my house, and in schools, free of charge, helping those heal their childhood wounds. I hope Justin Bieber finds that place in his life .

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Rockers In Recovery Unplugged

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Recovery Unplugged:

The Story, the Music, the Therapy, the Impact

“Rockers In Recovery Unplugged, visits addiction drug and alcohol treatment centers all over the United States. Rockers In Recovery Professional (CAP)along with select members of the Rockers In Recovery band come to share their message of hope, and play an unplugged set of songs geared towards recovery. Using this experience as a way to elicit and process emotions with a Professional CAP in the group setting also allows the facility to bill as a group session”.

The desire to avoid experiencing and regulating intense emotions are major factors in substance abuse disorders (SUD) and relapse following treatment (Baker, Gleadhill, & Dingle, 2007). An important aspect of treatment is clients learning how to feel and tolerate their internal emotions without the use of substances. Music is an ideal way in which to evoke intense emotional states in people with SUD. This is a form of treatment that can help “individuals process strong emotional states in the absence of substance use”. (Baker, Gleadhill, & Dingle, 2007).

Substance use and music share an important commonality. They can alter consciousness (Aldridge & Fachner, 2010), provide direct and immediate instant gratification (Baker, Gleadhill, & Dingle, 2007) and produce feelings of “bliss and serenity” (Solanki, Zafar, & Rastogi, 2013).

The experience of music therapy can elicit both conscious and unconscious emotions (Inselmann, 2007) (Aldridge & Fachner, 2010) (Mössler, Assmus, Heldal, Fuchs, & Gold, 2012). Through the verbal processing of the musical experience, clients can now identify and put into words emotions they were previously unaware of or unable to express. Music can break through walls that restrict their capacity for recovery (Aldridge & Fachner, 2010) (Baker, Gleadhill, & Dingle, 2007) (Bonde & Wilgram, 2001) (McCaffrey, Edwards, & Fannon, 2011) (Sergio Castillo-Pérez, 2010) (Solanki, Zafar, & Rastogi, 2013) (de l’Etoile, 2002).

Music therapy has been proven to produce positive outcomes for clients ambivalent or resistant to treatment or have difficulty expressing feelings. Music has the ability to influence thinking and feeling which are prerequisites for behavioral change (de l’Etoile, 2002) (Mössler, Assmus, Heldal, Fuchs, & Gold, 2012). Research shows that the experience of listening to the music, lyrics, and processing what they experienced reduces feelings of shame, depression, anxiety, isolation and guilt. Clients can gain mutual identification, acquisition of a new coping skill, and enhanced optimism and hope from this experience. (Aldridge & Fachner, 2010) (Baker, Gleadhill, & Dingle, 2007) (Sergio Castillo-Pérez, 2010) (Silverman, 2011) (McCaffrey, Edwards, & Fannon, 2011).

Rockers In Recovery UnpluggedCase studies prove the effectiveness of utilizing music as part of the treatment experience. Music is more than just entertainment; it is a proven, beneficial intervention in treatment. Music and the therapy process can create behavioral changes as well as the ability to process and identify emotions: (Bonde & Wilgram, 2001) (Aldridge & Fachner, 2010) (Baker, Gleadhill, & Dingle, 2007) (de l’Etoile, 2002) (Solanki, Zafar, & Rastogi, 2013) (Mössler, Assmus, Heldal, Fuchs, & Gold, 2012) (McCaffrey, Edwards, & Fannon, 2011).

All research shows that simply listening to music does not have the same effect; it is the live experience and the process after that creates the intense impact. Clients that have difficulties with appropriate social interaction at the verbal and non-verbal level, lack of motivation for communication, poor relationships, lack of ability in sharing experiences and poor sense of self, will benefit most from this type of therapy. (Bonde & Wilgram, 2001). (Aldridge & Fachner, 2010). In other words, this therapeutic experience will improve the outcome of treatment for the substance abuse population.

Rockers In Recovery (RIR)

Professionals in the substance abuse field are always looking for ways to improve the therapeutic experience for their clients. Key components of achieving and maintaining recovery are: motivation, optimism, hope, and coping skills (learning how to deal with and express emotions in a healthy way). Many times, clients have a difficult time opening up, expressing, and processing their emotions. Due to having limited time with clients (often 30 days in treatment), clinicians must look for effective ways in bringing about this process as quickly as they can so they can help the client begin the process of healing. RIR does this in a way that will engage the client, capture their attention, entertain them and have such a profound impact on their life; they can carry it with them always.

The Story: RIR Musicians walk in capturing the undivided attention of everyone in the room. After all, this is not just a speaker coming in; this is RIR musicians, guitarists and song writers. Clients are looking forward to hearing their story and will listen intently as our musicians share their personal struggle with substance abuse and their journey to recovery. RIR musicians share their experiences in a way that will make them laugh, contemplate and often times cry.

The Music: RIR musicians and sometimes a special guest will then perform; singing and playing songs about active addiction and recovery. The lyrics and music combined produce a multitude of emotional reactions, surprising the clients as the experience brings to light emotions they have had a difficult time expressing or perhaps were unaware of.

The Therapy: Clients have come for this very special treat looking forward to the break in routine. They have had Richie Supa come to perform just for them. Every emotion they have experienced has been natural; unintentional. This is entertainment, not therapy right? Actually, though they are unaware, this experience with Richie has created an amazing opportunity for emotional growth, gaining coping skills, knowledge, hope and the opportunity to walk away from this experience one step closer to their new lives. Chris Wadel CAP, who is familiar with RIR and the experience will now help the clients process the emotions they felt and discovered, the hope and motivation they found, and show them how they can use all of this as a coping skill both now and in the future as a tool in their recovery. Using this experience as a way to elicit and process emotions with a clinician in a group setting also allows the facility to bill as a group session.

The Impact: The experience of RIR can be the beginning of therapy for clients who have a difficult time expressing themselves, bring forth emotions and experiences clients were previously unaware they had, give hope, add motivation and provide a different outlet for clients to express themselves. Clients can learn to channel their emotions and even escape from reality for a few moments without having to use a drink or drug to do so.

RIR musicians stories, lyrics about substance use, their struggles, and recovery allow clients to process through music what many can’t through other means; creating that opening and breaking down that wall. Specifically to SUD, music and the therapy that follows provide the opportunity for the client to access feelings that are both integral to their addiction and pose obstacles in recovery.

Remember “Rockers In Recovery Unplugged, visits addiction drug and alcohol treatment centers all over the United States. Rockers In Recovery Professional (CAP)along with select members of the Rockers In Recovery band come to share their message of hope, and play an unplugged set of songs geared towards recovery. Using this experience as a way to elicit and process emotions with a Professional CAP in the group setting also allows the facility to bill as a group session”.

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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.

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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.