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MY DISEASE TALKS TO ME; EVEN IN RECOVERY

I have been a sponsor for Rockers In Recovery for the last two months and have been quite impressed with John Hollis’s ability to promote and spread my message to so many individuals. He has exceeded all of my expectations.By Thomas Gagliano MSW;

My disease of addiction tells me that I’m different, that no one would ever understand someone like me. My disease tells me to never share my pain or inadequacies with others for if I did they would view me with disgust and run. My disease tells me never reach out to others when I’m troubled, that I’m bothering them, they have better things to do then listen to someone like me. My disease tells me I know more than others yet my best thinking got me into the rooms. My disease tells me that I’m either too tired to go to meeting, or that I have other things of greater priority to do instead.  Yet when I was in my addiction I was never too tired or had any priority that came before my addiction.  My disease reminds me of those people in meetings that never make sense, those that must be lying. My disease seldom tells me to take the good out of every meeting and leave what you can’t use in the rooms. My disease never brings up my victories but always reminds me of my dilemmas.  My disease never reminds me of the devastation it caused in my life; it can have a very short memory when it chooses. My disease tells me how secure it will make me feel, a feeling I craved my whole life. My disease tells me it can take my problems away and create a calmness that nothing else can. My disease either tells me I’m better than those in the rooms or not as good but never allows me to feel right sized. My disease will try and separate me by the color of others in the room, the various religions of those in the room, by intelligence, or by the financial status of others. The disease never tells me that just because our outsides are different it doesn’t mean we all didn’t suffer from the same pain, the same hopelessness at one time in our lives. Anything to pull us away from those that can nurse us back to sanity. My disease tries to eliminate those individuals in my life that accepted me long before I accepted myself.

    The reality is that my disease is a liar. It is selfish and doesn’t care about anything or anyone other than itself. My disease gives me a destructive entitlement; permission to use or act out regardless of the harm it causes me or those I love. My disease never delivers what is promised but will always come back to deliver the same promises again. My disease tells me it accepts me for whom I am yet changes me whenever it enters my life. My disease tells me I can stop anytime I want but seldom tells me how not to start.

If I let it, my disease will kill me and others and never shed a tear. How powerful it is and how much I need others to silence its distorted messages.

Thomas Gagliano MSW,  Keynote Speaker,

Life mentor, and Published Author.

“The Problem Was Me”

With Dr. Abraham Twerski

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John Hollis,
Director of Business Development
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THE ANTIDOTE FOR ADDICTION

Radical RecoveryBy Jack Kelly, CAP, NLP, LHMP ;

If the purpose of the Twelve Steps is to bring our will into conformity with God’s will, then I guess we have to ask the question:

Why doesn’t God just tell us what His will is for us?

Is it possible that over the last three thousand years God has attempted to do this by sending us many messengers?  Unfortunately, many of us have ignored the messages they delivered.

What Message Did Moses Give Us?
The Ten Commandments

What Message Did Buddha Give Us?  
Enlightenment!
Stop loving things and using people.
Start loving people and using things.
Stop creating suffering in your own life and the lives of those you say you love.
Start doing something to alleviate the suffering of other people on this planet.

What Message Did Christ Give Us?
One Commandment: Love one another as I have loved you.

What Message Did Bill W and Dr. Bob Give Us?
Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery. A kindly act done once in a while isn’t enough.You have to act like the Good Samaritan every day if need be.” (A.A. Page 97)

As human beings, the common thread that runs through our response to these messages is the same:
We look – but we don’t see.
We hear – but we don’t listen.
We touch – but we don’t feel.
We read – but we don’t comprehend.

The Twelve Steps give us the opportunity to wake up the powerful Spirit inside us, the Sleeping Giant that provides us with the courage and strength to, one day at a time,  practice the spiritual principles of the program in our daily lives.

Namaste, (The light in me honors the light in you.)

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

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Share Without Shame

The Addict’s Mom By Barbara Theodosiou; Be apart of our event with Barbara on February 14, 2015

The Addict’s Mom reaches out to families dealing with addiction. We invite mothers and families of addicts to join us. The Addict’s Mom is a community where members can “Share Without Shame,” their daily struggle, their sorrows, their victories with others who understand the impact of this devastating disease. We offer resources, groups, referrals, but most of all we offer hope and the knowledge that we are not alone in this fight to change perceptions and save lives.

Why did they start the Addict’s Mom?

When I discovered my two sons were using drugs, my life fell apart. For months I felt this isolation, this desperation and unbearable heartache. I couldn’t function, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t work; all I did was focus on my two sons. My family suffered, my friendships suffered, I even walked away from a very successful business I had started. Nothing was as important as being with my sons, but I was so confused and full of pain myself, it took me some time to put my thoughts and life back together again.

As I lay in my bed of heartache and solitude, I kept thinking why doesn’t anyone care? Why doesn’t anyone understand? Yet, deep inside I knew I couldn’t be the only mom suffering. Deep inside I knew there had to be others going through the same emotional pain that I was. I questioned, how were other addict’s moms dealing with pain of having a child suffering from addiction? I wanted to create a place for all addict’s mom to gather. A safe place where they would have the freedom to share their anguish without the burden of shame and guilt, that comes with having an addicted child.

It was through my desperation, heartache and pain that the idea for “The Addicts’ Mom” was born. I decided that since no one was reaching out to me, I would reach out to them. I believed that if I could find other addict’s moms going through what I was, we would be able to “Share Without Shame “our experiences, our sorrows, our pain of having an addicted child, we would become stronger.

In the last six years, The Addict’s Mom has grown from a small group on Facebook to over 20,000 members and we expect to double our membership this year. The Addict’s Mom now has a website and Facebook closed groups, fan pages, specialized groups, and more. The Addict’s Mom is a forum that encourages personal change and healing. Thousands of mothers, along with dads, siblings, grandparents, spouses, children, recovering addicts, in fact anyone who loves an addict will find comfort by the open, honest sharing of challenges and victories experienced with their children. Their broken spirits find healing, hope and comfort in the darkness of addiction.

All members also share the sorrow and heartbreak when one of our moms loses their child from this terrible disease. Our moms know each of these losses is a tragedy that could be prevented. So to help bring awareness and change The Addict’s Mom is taking action and moving forward into new territory.

The Addict’s Mom is moving from a support community to a nonprofit organization where we will fulfill the mission of “The Addict’s Mom.” Our mission is to “Transform the perceptions of addicts and their families, saving the lives and futures of those who matter most, the children.”

But there are still so many hurting moms out there we haven’t reached yet. So many mothers who don’t know there is a place they can share without shame. A place where they won’t be alone and they can find hope, comfort and unconditional acceptance from other mothers going through the same experiences. This is still the main purpose of The Addict’s Mom and I will never give up hoping to reach that mom and that mom, was me.

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

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RIR Magazine: July-September 2014

RIR Magazine July- September 2014RIR Magazine(Rockers In Recovery Magazine) July-September 2014: History of RIR, Artist Spotlight Casey Montana Rogers, Summertime is concert time, Pets and Addiction Treatment, and Yoga Therapy and Recovery.

Musicians who are in recovery can spotlight their music through interviews, calendar of events, and a featured artist section in each issue. RIR magazine is a safe arena to share and receive feedback from the RIR readers. As well as announce upcoming concerts, festivals, and new music releases to music lovers who are in or support recovery.

RIR Concert Series has several shows scheduled for  2014.  Concert and event attendees will receive the Magazine.

 

ALL of Rockers In Recovery Productions are funded by sponsorship dollars. If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of Rockers In Recovery through Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc call us at 954-826-5968.

Other Topics: Rockers In Recovery music network and drug addiction treatment centers, detox centers, expert addiction specialists, seasoned physicians, caring music therapists and more, is dedicated to providing the absolute best, proven methods of using music for treatment and rehabilitation. Our in network facilities, located across the country, offer unmatched programs and services that honor mind, body and soul.

Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc

Rockers In Recovery is dedicated to addiction recovery through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place within the clean and sober community.

Through Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc. we offer different platforms to carry the message of hope in an exciting new way. RIR Events, RIR Concerts,RIR Festivals, RIR magazine (in print and online), RIR Addiction Talk Radio, RIR TV, and RIR Live Concert and Event Streaming , makes it easy to reach hundreds of thousands of people globally with just a click of a mouse.

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In Your Eyes

The Stars of RIR All-Star Band Keep Shining

By Carol Harblin;

Carol Harblin -Rockin' Writer

Carol Harblin -Rockin’ Writer

There are a myriad of musical contributors with Rockers In Recovery (RIR) who have renewed and redefined the RIR All-Star Band – past, present, and future.  Hope and undying support are just two components of RIR that also depicts each of the musical contributors and gives them their special vitality and vigor.

For the upcoming concert in Aberdeen, Washington the musical All-Stars selected to play are Lou Esposito (Joe Walsh, The Capris), John Gianoulis (Earl Slick Band), Lee Brovitz (Cyndi Lauper, The Byrds), Tommy Zvoncheck (Formerly of Blue Oyster Cult), and Eliot Jacobs.

On the west coast this June 27th, the traveling RIR All-Stars will be playing at the D & R Theatre in Aberdeen, Washington.  September 20th is the next stop  on the recovery music trail where the All-Stars will be taking on Philadelphia at the Pro-Act Recovery Walk.  Following the walk, in RIR tradition,  the 2014 tour will close at the Gratitude Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 1, 2014.

Esposito is excited and looking forward to singing his new song, “In Your Eyes,” which he wrote this past April. The message in the song is near to his heart and very special.  Addiction is like a lightning bolt, it can strike anywhere and hit anyone – it does not pick favorites, nor does it choose to befall on any specific economic class.

Excerpt from “In Your Eyes”

Rich man, poor man, it doesn’t matter

Good family, bad family too

Let’s get this straight

It don’t discriminate

It can happen to me

It can happen to you

Helping and supporting others is the easiest task people can ever do, yet there are some people who never pick up a finger for others because of a multitude of justifications and excuses.  It is in good practice to never look down at anyone unless helping to pick that person up.  Helping and supporting people brings a balance to the human spirit and it is also two-fold.  When someone offers help to someone or something, it will come back to the person because that said person may need help at some point down the road, too.  Nobody should ever be void of help.  Just as the song “In Your Eyes” states, ‘It can happen to me, It can happen to you.’

 “There is a zero degrees of separation in the music industry,” said Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter), musical All-Star contributor, “Everyone helps someone because that is how people make it in the business.”

Each concert that RIR showcases will be vibrant and fresh as the last, with musical contributors who carry the same vision and message as RIR – hope, dedication, and support.  Being a musician is much more than gigs and making money, it is a form of communication and emotion that is released from a soul level.

“Music is a religion in and of itself because it comes from within and it is an expression of the soul,” said Bosch.

As part of spreading the message of hope, it is important to recondition the social stigma of music and concerts from the old adage of “Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll” to “Hope, Love, and Rock-n-Roll,” because that is what having fun is all about.

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You CAN Have Fun in Recovery

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By KLEAN Treatment Centers ;

Los Angeles Drug Alcohol Treatment Rehab | KLEAN -Life in recovery can be enjoyable, full of freedom and, gasp – even fun! The good news is, you do not have to spend the hours wiling away and complaining about your new life, and wishing for fun to enter your life again. With some initiative and courage, you can have fun in recovery, doing just about anything. Here are some tips on how to bring fun into your life again:

Make a Bucket List

Now that you are sober, the sky is the limit as far as what you can do and accomplish. Make a list of 10 or 20 (or more) things you want to do now that you are sober. If you dream it, you can do it, and that is especially true now that you are sober. This list does not have to contain things that are all costly or take a lot of time. They can include things like picking up a hobby, or finishing a project or school that you could not do when you were using.

Do What You Used to Do, Sober

So many times, people say, ‘oh, I can’t do that sober,’ or, ‘I only sing karaoke when I am drunk,’ or things of that nature. The truth is, you can do all of the things you used to do and that used to bring you joy, and now you can actually remember them. So, get out there and take a salsa dancing class, join a bowling league, even get some sober friends together and sing some karaoke. If you take along your sense of humor and you give yourself a break, you will have a great time.

Travel

Often, so many people in the depths of their addiction never leave the confines of their home or neighborhood. Now that you are sober, you can use the extra funds you now have that you are not spending on drinking and drugs and take a trip. Get a group of sober friends together and go on a sober cruise, travel the country in an RV, hitting meetings along the way, or try your hand at overseas travel, connecting with sober folks in every country.

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

Please Call  –  (800) 892-2603

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KEY POINTS TALKING TO TEENS

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Report reveals millions of young adults use illicit substances every day

According to SAMHSA’s data, on an average day, 3.2 million young adults used marijuana, 57,304 used heroin, 51,319 used cocaine, 46,179 used hallucinogens, and 17,868 used inhalants.  Drinking was also prevalent among this age group.  In the past year, 27 million young adults consumed alcohol.  Even more concerning, this number includes 9 million underage drinkers aged 18 to 20.  Underage drinkers drank on average 5.7 days per month and consumed an average of 4.8 drinks per day on the days they drank.

Report reveals millions of young adults use illicit substances every day
SAMHSA’s data also reveals that, every day, thousands of young adults use illicit substances for the first time.  This includes 2,470 first uses of marijuana, 1,754 first time non-medical uses of prescription pain relievers, 1,561 first uses of hallucinogens, 1,200 first uses of cocaine, 850 first uses of stimulants, 566 first uses of inhalants, 258 first uses of heroin, and 174 first uses of methamphetamines.
“This data shows how prevalent substance use is in the lives of many young adults,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde.  Far too many young adults allow substance use to jeopardize their health, well-being and futures.  We must all do more to ensure that effective prevention and treatment programs are available to help young adults make the right choices.”
The report also uses data from SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set to reveal that there were 403,756 admissions of young adults in the past year to substance use treatment programs.
Data drawn from SAMHSA’s Drug Abuse Warning Network reveals that in 2011 there were 488,937 hospital emergency department visits by young adults that involved illicit drug use, alcohol in combination with other substances, or the misuse or abuse of pharmaceuticals.
There are many resources that young adults and others with substance use problems can turn to for help.  SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service that people – including adolescents and their family members – can contact when facing substance abuse and mental health issues.  This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.  Callers can also order free publications and other information in print on substance abuse and mental health issues.  Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator at http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/.
The report,  A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts, contains many other facts about the scope and nature of adolescent substance abuse, treatment, and treatment admissions patterns and is available at: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2K14/CBHSQ168/sr168-young-adults-2014.pdf.  It was drawn from analyses of SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Treatment Episode Data Set, and National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and Drug Abuse Warning Network.

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Casey Montana Rogers – Battling Scars One Song at a Time

By Carol Harblin.

Casey Montana Rogers

RIR Unplugged – Baltimore April, 2014

Addiction is a well-traveled road that several million people walk down everyday, and next to that is the road less traveled or also known as Recovery Road, which is the longer and more scenic route, but also holds more promise and there is always assurance that there will be peace of mind in addition to a better quality of life as long as people stay on track.

Casey Montana Rogers (Casey Montana) is a 19-year-old college student who hails from Canton, Georgia is already an accomplished singer/songwriter and acoustic artist with many more miles yet to travel.  Montana is transferring to Kennesaw State University this fall of 2014, from Reinhardt University, to further her studies in Music Business.

 Everyone knows someone fighting an addiction battle, which is why addiction is all in the family.  Each battle is quite subjective and unique to the individual; however, the concepts are familiar, which is why we can all relate to each other as well as through song.  Montana is no stranger to being a supporter in recovery, because her older brother, Mason, and best friend has overcome his own battle of addiction too. Her brother is not only her best friend but her biggest inspiration.

Montana is the youngest Rockers In Recovery singer/songwriter, and also the winner of RIR’s 2014 song of the year for, “Battle Scars.”  Montana’s brother Mason is the sole inspiration behind Battle Scars, because she had watched his battle from the outside as well as from a very personal side.

Excerpt from Battle Scars:  

 

“…But I’ll go down before I let you die

A war was waged within yourself,

The fallen before you too many to count,

But now I see your changing eyes

You’re close to it now but breathe back to life

You’re warrior in the dark and all that’s left are battle scars…”

No matter how tumultuous a person’s battle is, recovery helps that person arrive alive on the other side with more strength, beauty, and clarity than before.  No matter how isolated a person may feel, there are always other people to help give a hand.

Montana was just previously introduced earlier this May when she sang at a treatment facility in Baltimore, Maryland, in affiliation with RIR Unplugged.  She alternated from singing her own songs with popular songs from Allman Brothers, Black Crows, and Amy Winehouse.  Now, her next stop with RIR is on the west coast in Aberdeen, Washington at the D & R Theatre.

 “There is no doubt that this is what I was meant to do,” said Montana after performing in Maryland, “Singing in a rehabilitation environment inspires the residents on spiritual levels and in turn helps and inspires me.”

A few of her newly recorded songs are “Tipsy Kisses,” and “Spirits Like That,” which are available on iTunes.  Many of Montana’s songs are also available to view on You Tube and Amazon.

“It is an honor that my songs are touching people on such profound levels,” said Montana.

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YOUR VIRTUAL RECOVERY COACH

YOUR VIRTUAL RECOVERY COACH

STRESS

STRESSWhat role did stress play in the lives of the original members of A.A? Here’s what they tell us:

“We were driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking and self-pity.”

Now, that’s stress – on steroids. Unfortunately, nothing much has changed since 1935, when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded. Actually, nothing much has changed since Adam and Eve got kicked out of treatment. In case you didn’t know, that’s what the Garden of Eden was, a treatment center, and it wasn’t an apple that caused the problem.

The root of the unmanageability in our lives, as human beings, always comes back to the same three sources: delusional thinking, destructive emotions, and cravings. Watching the evening news will confirm this.

Two destructive emotions that stand out in A.A. history are fear and resentments. In the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, we get a clear view of the impact these emotions had on the original members of A.A.

“Fear… this short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it.”

“Resentment is the number one offender. It destroys more alcoholics (and addicts) than anything else… We saw that these resentments must be mastered, but how? We could not wish them away any more than alcohol.”

The Virtual Recovery Coach provides the HOW, and it’s desperately needed by an industry that, according to the HBO Documentary REHAB, has a 93 percent failure rate, which is a national disgrace. There are two versions of the Virtual Recovery Coach. One works with iPads, iPhones, and iTouch; the other fits in your pocket or purse.

The dictionary defines VIRTUAL as “having the essence or effect – but not the appearance or form.” The Virtual Recovery Coach has the effect of a person who is coaching youbut not theappearance or form

Addiction is characterized by a chronic state of dis-ease. The Virtual Recovery Coach provides you with a powerful resource that can quickly transform a state of dis-ease into a state of ease.

It also provides you with a tool that enables you to tame the obsessive thoughts, compulsive feelings, and physical cravings that almost always result in a relapse.

But the Virtual Recovery Coach goes far beyond helping us with addiction. Being human, all of us have other issues that negatively impact our lives: anxiety, depression, chronic pain, guilt, shame, or posttraumaticstress as the result of physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse.

To put this in perspective, in a talk he gave in 1953, Bill Wilson, provided us with this insight: “Alcoholism (addiction) is a cancer of the emotions and the soul.

The technology used to create the Virtual Recovery Coach has more than 20 years of hard, scientific research behind it. It is evidence based; not theory. It gets right to the source of the problem. It can help you transform stress, anger, anxiety, and depression into feelings of tranquility and harmony in less time than it takes to make a pot of coffee.  Think about the impact this would have on the relapse rate if it was part of an aftercare program.

One of the major reasons for relapse is Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS.) Common symptoms include:

  • The inability to think clearly because of racing thoughts.
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; unusual or disturbing dreams.
  • Emotional numbness and shutdown; the inability to feel emotions.
  • Difficulty managing stress; making low stress situations highly stressful.
  • Swinging from one mood to another without knowing why.
  • Overreacting to people and events in inappropriate ways.

The source of all the stress that comes with PAWS is due to:

  • The damage to the central nervous system by the prolonged use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Lack of coping skills, the inability to “cope” with the daily pressures of work, family, finances, etc., without reaching out for a pill, drink, or drug to escape into a world where time gets frozen and feelings get numbed.
  • Untreated trauma as the result of physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse, or issues related to war or abandonment.

By calming and stabilizing the central nervous system, the Virtual Recovery Coach provides significant benefits for those of us who suffer from chronic pain issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. In an industry that is plagued with failure, it’s a bright light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel of frustration, hopelessness, and despair.

Perhaps the real beauty of the Virtual Recovery Coach is that you get to see and measure the progress you are making from day to day. It provides you with a powerful, new coping skill for the daily challenges we face, the dis-ease that comes with traffic jams, financial worries, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, resentments, shame, guilt, boredom, work related stress, etc. Without having access to resources like the Virtual Recovery Coach, we return to what is comfortable and familiar: Vicodin, Percocet, Xanax, Heroin, Cocaine, Alcohol, or Marijuana.

How much money did you spend on alcohol or drugs in one year? The Virtual Recovery Coach is an investment. How much are you willing to invest in yourself and your recovery?

___ $1,000

___ $ 500

___ $ 135

For $135.00 (iPhone, iPad, iTouch), or $225, (Purse or Pocket Version) you gain access to a world of imagination, intuition, creativity, and power.

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Summertime Is Concert Time

Music Prescription for a Healthier TomorrowBy Carol Harblin.

Summer is finally here, the grills have all burned off some burgers and dogs, and concert season is in the air.  Two synonymous signs of summer are that heat and music both on the rise.  Once car windows roll down, and music pours out, it’s time to start the concerts.

Rockers In Recovery (RIR) is kicking off the concert tour season this June 27, 2014 in Aberdeen, Washington, where the RIR East Coast All-Stars, Current Musical Director Lou Esposito (Joe Walsh) will be rockin’ the west coast, in addition to Casey Montana Rogers making her grand debut.

The Director of the band  engages the RIR All-Star five-piece band with the help of their Musical Contributors. The Directors then rotate in and out three Musical Contributors on each show based on their availability. This makes for a new experience each time you see the band and NOT JUST THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD.

Meet the Current RIR Musical Contributors:

Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter)

Lee Brovitz(Cyndi Lauper, The Byrds)

Eliot Jacobs(Peter Criss Band,The Capris)

Tommy Zvoncheck (Formerly of Blue Oyster Cult)

John Gianoulis (Earl Slick Band and Felix Cavaliere)

Jeff Ganz(Johnny Winter)

Graham Maby(Joe Jackson)

Kenny Aaronson (Rick Derringer)

David Shelley(Cher)

Jimmy Stowe(Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways)

Casey Montana Rogers(Recovery Unplugged)

Unconditional support is paramount in recovery.  It isn’t just the addict who is in program, it is the whole family.  Addiction hits us all, which is why we all need to celebrate together, because each person is as significant as the other.  All of the concerts are free and open to the public because recovery is fun and meant for everyone to understand and share what it is about – unconditional love and support between the recovering addicts and the families and friends.

Aside from the music, food, and fun, there is also a connection that always follows from one RIR concert to the next, and that is recovery education and awareness.  There is always a plethora of pamphlets and handouts about rehabilitation centers as well as a variety of 12-step meeting information.

Education and awareness of recovery is essential for the public to understand because there is still much ignorance regarding recovery and addiction.  When there is ignorance, then there are still stigmas attached.  Bill W. and Dr. Bob blazed the trail several years ago, and it is up to their successors to honor their memories by continuing to educate and raise awareness of recovery, while showing the public that having fun is possible while maintaining sobriety.

Among the recovery supporters at the Aberdeen concert will be Miss Washington (Reina Almon).  Not only is recovery education and awareness the state of Washington’s platform, but it is also very near to Almon’s heart too.

“I am excited to work with Rockers In Recovery, many of my family members are afflicted with alcoholism and addiction –but it is just that, an infliction with a disease that can be overcome.  I’ve seen it happen firsthand in my family.  I have been working with ESD 113 and the Reduce Underage Drinking Coalition to help with preventative work as well,” said Almon, regarding addiction and her work with recovery awareness.

The concert in Aberdeen is one of Almon’s last appearances as Miss Washington before handing over her title that following Fourth of July weekend. Almon’s personal platform has been steadfast with sustainability and environmental issues, with aspirations of becoming an environmental attorney.   Almon plans to finish her senior year of college this fall where she is also studying for her Law School admission test (LSAT).

The folks at RIR are very excited about going to the west coast to bring hope through music and fun.

Then it’s off to PRO-ACT RECOVERY WALKS where the RIR All-Star Band will be  Rockin’ The Philly Walk. PRO-ACT Building on their  12 previous years of hosting Recovery Walks! in Philadelphia, PRO-ACT is asking you to support their 13th annual Recovery Walk on September 20, 2014. Once more, they are pleased to announce that Pro-Act. will hold it at the Great Plaza in Penn’s Landing on the beautiful waterfront.

With 20,000 participants in 2013, we’re hoping you will help us to break that record. Tell your friends about it.

Building on our 12 previous years of hosting Recovery Walks in downtown Philadelphia, PRO-ACT is asking you to support the largest walk ever assembled in support of addiction recovery—our 13th annual Recovery Walk on September 20. Once more, we are pleased to announce that it will be at the Great Plaza in Penn’s Landing on the beautiful waterfront. The are extra excited this year that they have been able to expand the Walk route through historic Philadelphia to walk past Independence Hall and extend that symbol of freedom and dignity to what recovery brings to individuals and families, thereby benefiting the community at large.

“We are so happy to have Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions working with us on this project. We have already been inundated with inquiries about the the walk. RIR’S reach in the recovery community is huge and through their branding and marketing side of the RIR company this is going to be a great year for us. RIR’s huge network brings everyone together and  the RIR Band is just icing on the cake”. Fred Martin (Pro-Act).

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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
 
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Director of Business Development
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THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

by Jack Kelly, CAP, NLP, LHMP.
RIR _Meditation _Scene

Would you like to have more peace and serenity in your life?

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Begin you day by mentally placing yourself in a sound-proof room.
  2. Take five or ten slow, deep breaths; paying attention to your stomach rising and falling with each breath.
  3. To extend the time for ten or twenty minutes, as you breathe in, count to five, then pause for a few seconds. As you breathe out, count to five.

At some point in this exercise, a thought will come knocking on the door or your sound proof room asking: “Hey, what are we having for dinner tonight?” And you respond with, “We’ll take care of that later,” and go back to counting your breaths.

If you are new to meditation, you will make a startling discovery. The OFF button for you mind doesn’t work. The thoughts just keep coming. Be patient! Continue to practice the above response “We’ll take care of that later.” Over time, the gap between the first thought and the second thought will get wider and wider.

Meditation is preventive medicine, like brushing your teeth every day. It gives us access to a Power that transforms our cravings for pills, alcohol, or drugs, into cravings for freedom, integrity, honesty, and peace. So, why don’t you do it every day?

WHY MEDITATE?

Our mind needs to be tamed, because it spends much of the day wandering between the past and the future, worrying about things we can’t control, or rehashing events from the past that we can’t change.

When you can’t make a meeting, get hold of your sponsor, or are feeling, frightened, anxious, worried, or depressed, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had access to someone who could help you relax your body, quiet your mind, and calm your emotions? Well you can, a Virtual Recovery Coach. If you have an IPHONE, you can put your coach in there. If you don’t have an IPHONE, there’s a small device that fits in your pocket or purse.
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REGAIN THAT HERO STATUS WITH YOUR CHILDREN AGAIN

 “Mother’s and Father’s Day: Enhance Your Parenting Skills”By Thomas Gagliano MSW,  Keynote Speaker, Life Mentor, and Published Author.

When my son was nine, we were watching a baseball game together on television. As the camera panned over the cheering fans, he asked me why the kids in the stands were so excited. I said that the players are heroes to those kids. I suggested that someday one of those players might be his hero. He paused and said, “They may be my hero someday, but you will always be my first hero.” The message was clear — we are our children’s first heroes, whether we want that responsibility or not.

The good news is, even if we as Parents received distorted messages in our own childhoods, we can still give our children the healthy messages denied to us.   My father gave me the message that if I made enough money, all my problems would disappear.  Yet, in adulthood, I never understood why I felt so sad when I witnessed a dad playing with his son and why this created such sadness within me as an adult. I was grieving a childhood I never had, and I didn’t want my children to be deprived of the childhood they deserved.

As an adult, I learned to give my kids what my own father hadn’t been able to give me – to be their hero. I supplied guidance to my children when they needed it, but I also gave them a shoulder to cry on and an ear to hear their feelings and thoughts as well.

Heroes can cry too, even if society tells them real men shouldn’t show their true feelings. When things didn’t go their way, my kids felt safe enough to share their struggles with me.

REGAIN THAT HERO STATUS WITH YOUR CHILDREN AGAINHeroes let their children explore who they want to be, instead of imprisoning them in predefined roles – roles we as parents want them to play. My children can face the world with confidence and know I am here if they should stumble. Here are seven tips to regain that hero status with your children.

1) Celebrate your child’s victories. Celebrate achievements and victories by taking your child for an ice cream or slice of pizza. Don’t immediately run to the next dilemma – take time to enjoy with your family what’s been accomplished first.

2)  Confer regularly with your Inner Child. When our children struggle, stop and think about what you wanted to hear from your father at that age. Let that compassion shape what you say and how you say it.

3) Be curious. Be interested in your children’s lives, asking them how their doing and what’s new with them. By being curious we give them the message they are important and we’re thinking of them.

4) Monitor your Inner Critic. If we grew up with an Inner Critic telling us all the things we’re doing wrong in life, chances are high we will give this Inner Critic to our children. We need to take responsibility, as I did in my book, “The Problem Was Me”. We need to find out what was damaged in us so we can silence our own Inner Critic and become mindful of behaviors that could passing this intrusive voice down to our children.

5) Choose your battles. There are times when we need to relinquish our need to be right in our conversations with our children, and instead choose closeness. Instead of telling them what they’re doing wrong, we can choose to be close by identifying with our children’s struggles and listening to their feelings.

6) Permit mistakes. Give your children the message that they can make mistakes in life. Let them know that mistakes are part of being human. Affirm that they can fail at times without becoming a failure. If we deny our children compassion when they stumble, we negate their humanness.   If they lose compassion for themselves they will lose compassion for others as well.

7) Provide a safe environment for your children. An environment where they can share their feelings, even if they tell you something you don’t want to hear.

The feats of the hero’s I describe won’t make the front page of any newspaper. But what headline can equal the love and admiration seen reflected in the eyes of your own child?

 

Thomas Gagliano MSW,  Keynote Speaker,

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John Hollis,
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RECOVERY MATTERS

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by Jack Kelly, CAP, NLP, LHMP.

OUR ANIMAL INSTINCTS

A great philosopher once said:

“My ego cries for perfection, but honesty tells me that I am a human being, not an angel; that being a human being is not so terrible, and that it’s okay to be half child of God and half S.O.B.”

We are comprised of flesh and blood. We have virtually all the impulses, drives and desires that animals have, including greed, hostility, and lust. The original members of A.A. described themselves this way:

“We were driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking and self-pity.”

But we differ from animals in that, as human beings, we have the capacity to be masters over ourselves and do only that which benefits us and others. When we achieve this mastery, then we are, as the man describes, half child of God, in that we control our behavior, and half S.O.B. The latter half being the animal part of us.

There’s nothing much we can do about the animal part of us. It is rooted in our biology. We can control our animal half, but we cannot eradicate it. But that does not mean that it cannot be removed. The One who put it there, has the ability to remove it.

When we have done everything within our power- to achieve mastery over our biological drives, we can ask God to remove those character traits that we feel are undesirable. He will indeed do so, but not necessarily on our time schedule. We may need to continue the struggle because as we struggle to achieve and maintain mastery our spirit and character grow stronger.

This reminds me of a story. A man and a woman were walking through a park and saw a butterfly struggling to come out of its cocoon. The man had a knife and cut away a portion of the cocoon to make it easier for the butterfly to free itself from the constraints of the cocoon. But within seconds after experiencing its new found freedom – the butterfly fell to the ground and died.

The woman said, “Why did you cut the cocoon with your knife?”

The man replied, “Because I wanted to help the butterfly free itself from the cocoon.”

The woman then told the man, “As the butterfly begins to emerge from the cocoon its wings are wet. In that struggle to get out of the cocoon the wings dry. Without that struggle, it can’t survive or thrive.”

We don’t know what challenges life will bring us, loss of a job or career, loss of a loved one, etc. Without going through our current struggles, fluttering our wings, we don’t develop the strength to get through some of the challenges we will face in the future.

So, as you struggle, think about the butterfly fluttering its way to freedom.

 

THE THREE GREATEST OBSTACLES TO BECOMING AN ADDICTION SURVIVOR

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by Jack Kelly, CAP, NLP, LHMP.

BECOMING AN ADDICTION SURVIVORONE: WE DON’T’ BELIEVE WHAT WE READ “You may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer.” (A.A. P 44)

TWO: WE DON’T BELIEVE WHAT WE HEAR
We hear the “truth” about the Twelve Steps every time we attend an A.A. meeting. However, it is much less frightening and challenging, to accept myths instead of truths, to accept the idea that we are powerless, instead of power-full. When these “myths” come under the microscope of common sense, they consistently fail the test, but that doesn’t seem to bother us very much. It is much easier to believe that our disease is doing pushups, instead of actually doing the pushups that can “banish” the desire to drink or use drugs.

WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
The “truth” comes to us in the form of three very pertinent ideas: (a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives. (b) That probably no human power (chair or doorknob) could have relieved our alcoholism. (c) That God could and would if He were sought.

Many of us completely deny or dismiss these truths. For some reason, we prefer to believe that God can’t, won’t, or isn’t powerful enough to relieve us of our alcoholism: the obsessive thoughts, compulsive feelings, and physical cravings that control our lives. So, we don’t seek. We don’t practice the spiritual principles in our daily lives. We take the easier and softer way, believing that we will always be recovering, that the “fight” with alcohol and drugs will continue until the day we die, that the promise of “a new freedom and a new happiness” is the real myth of recovery. With such blurred vision, we have lost sight of the fact that, “Our hope is in the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience.” (A.A. Page 66)

While we may be willing to go to any lengths to “avoid” picking up pill, drink, or drug, apparently, are not willing to go to any lengths to achieve victory over our addiction, to have the problem removed, and stay removed, so long as we stay in fit spiritual condition. We are not willing to go any lengths to find a spiritual experience which is defined as, “A personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism.” (A.A. Page 567)

After he was sober for thirty years, Bill Wilson saw that the message being delivered in the rooms of A.A. was being diluted, that we had taken a detour that could only end in relapse, death, or living our lives as dry drunks, no personality change, because we failed to understand the real purpose of the Twelve Steps: “Our real purpose is to become spiritually fit, so we can be of maximum service to God, and the people God puts in our lives.” (A.A. Page 77)

In a letter he wrote in 1966, he stated: “The A.A. preoccupation with sobriety is sometimes misunderstood. To some, this single virtue appears to be the sole dividend of our Fellowship. We are thought to be dried up drunks who otherwise have changed little; or not at all. Such an attitude widely misses the mark. We know (from experience) that permanent sobriety can be attained only by a most revolutionary change in the life and outlook of the individual, by a spiritual awakening that can banish the desire to drink.” (As Bill Sees It- Page 171)

THE THIRD GREATEST OBSTACLE to becoming an addiction survivor is our unwillingness to believe that there is a Spiritual Force and Power inside us that is much more powerful than our addiction, much more powerful than the obsessive thoughts, compulsive feelings, and physical cravings that control and dominate our lives. We’re like the caterpillar screaming at the butterfly, “No, it’s not true. I am what I am. I will never fly or be as beautiful as you.”

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Music Prescription for a Healthier Tomorrow

by Carol Harblin.

Music Prescription for a Healthier TomorrowAddiction is tough to deal with and can be arrested one day at at time, but it can be overcome.  Music helps ease those demons, and makes it easier for therapists, as well as the clients, to help understand the subconscious and those emotions that we tucked away.

Music is the life raft of an ocean liner; it saves us from drowning in a deep abyss of the sea called emotions.  No matter how many years a person is clean and sober, issues and emotions are the continual waves that surround the life raft.  Even when the waves start rocking the boat, music [our life raft] allows us to go with the rhythm and flow instead of against it.

Creating music in recovery, or any art form, helps people to release their toxic emotions in a creative and positive outlet.  In recovery, people are re-learning how to cope, again, but in constructive and healthier ways.  More often than not, many people relapse due to high levels of stress and not managing their stress effectively.  Music is not only a life raft but it becomes a constructive tool to help manage stress and reacquainting with themselves again.  Everyone goes through life trying to “find” themselves, and in recovery they have to reacquaint themselves all over again but with a positive perspective and outlook.

Meditation is an extremely useful and practical tool to use in recovery.  It allows the mind and body to get back to center.  Focusing your mind on your breath within the moment you are in is not only liberating but offers clarity and relaxation.  Think about the last cigarette you just smoked, what were you actually doing?  I am not disputing nicotine addiction, but consider this.  In order to smoke a cigarette you have to take in deep breaths and hold then release – sounds like deep breathing exercises to me.  The initial attraction to cigarettes may not be the cigarette, but the breath that we take within those few minutes it takes to finish the cigarette.  Meditation does not have to be in a class nor does it have to be an hour or a half an hour.  Meditation can last as long as we desire and as brief as five minutes.  Meditation makes up an allotted amount of time devoted to breathing and focusing on our breath and our present moment.  People feel that music helps the meditation process because it helps them focus on their breath and listen to something other than their breathing.

Music is beneficial with every phase of life.  Music therapy even positively affects the brain chemistry in Alzheimer’s disease, and even for those who are in treatment for cancer.  Studies have shown that music helps the effectiveness of the cancer treatments.  Recreational therapists in nursing homes and hospitals incorporate music into their monthly schedule to increase the productivity of the residents and patients.

Mental Exercise:

1.  Where do you feel most relaxed?  Before you get out of your car before going inside the store, work, home, church, etc, close your eyes and take in a few breaths.

How do you feel?

Observe your inner calm.

2.  Play your favorite song, open a notebook and manually write your thoughts and your observations of how you feel while that song is being played.

Now play a song that does not resonate with you, and record your thoughts and feelings while that song is played.

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Director of Business Development
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