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Bruce Springsteen – Navigate Depression

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John Hollis, Rockers in Recovery® Co-Founder

John Hollis, Rockers in Recovery® Co-Founder

By John Hollis, Rockers in Recovery® Co-Founder – When I was 9 years old I was driving in my cousins car , he popped in a tape Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – This is one of the songs that started my 40 year love affair with music .  It also introduced me to air guitar and air drumming, LOL.

I grew up in a house filled with music, my brother Joe is a drummer and I ended up with my 1st set at 12 years old. I didn’t go on to be Max Weinberg  (Minister of the Big Beat) , but what it did for me was teach me true passion, not by playing, but by listening.  As a child and all through life in good times and bad, music has made me feel whole.

In recovery music brings up feelings for me of  peace,  joy, love, and hope, it brings me to tears at times, it can also put a smile on my face, it brings me to compassion, it motivates me, it helps me to be empathetic, most importantly it centers me to the point were at times, I can even feel the presence of my God..

Through music and its awesome noise I live with a purpose today.  Through it I have been given many visions throughout the years, today I’m living a dream.  I’ve tried to run away from the vision a few times, but it always brings me home to the most important message, hope through music.

Bruce Springsteen credits his music with helping him navigate depression and says playing marathon shows until he was exhausted helped chase away the blues.

‘‘I think music was the way that I medicated myself in the beginning. It was the first thing that centered me and chased away the blues,’’  Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run’s Jungleland is without a doubt my favorite song on the album, for me it’s 9 minutes of pure anti-depression music.  The late legendary Big Man, Clarence Clemons sax playing and Bruce’s vocals sear me to the soul with joy. Take a listen to Jungleland – Can You Feel the Music? My answer … Yes I can, and thank you Clarence & Bruce. Download Born To Run

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

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Unite To Fight Addiction, Love of Recovery Free Music Festival

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“Love Of Recovery”

5th Annual –  Rockers In Recovery Free Music and Art Festival

Addiction Awareness & Prevention Message Through Rock-N-Roll

February 13, 2016

RIR is currently getting ready for the 5th Annual – Love of Recovery Music Festival – February 13, 2016 11AM – 10:30PM – Venue LOCATION: The Concert Green @ CB Smith Park 900 N Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33028.

This Years Theme – “Unite To Fight Addiction” with a night before (Feb. 12th) Gala Educational Meet & Greet Dinner with top speakers in the addiction recovery field.

Enjoy Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors , Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options , and Veteran Information.We have worked over the last seven years to end the sigma of addiction. 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 ” Addiction Awareness & Prevention Through Rock-N-Roll”.Thank you to everyone for your years of support. The RIR Team looks forward to seeing everyone at the festival.

Private Event – All Seeking Great Sober Fun, Music & Addiction Recovery Information Are Welcome

MEET THE 2016 UNITE TO FIGHT ADDICTION PARTNERS:

 

2016 Lineup –

11:00AM – Brian Vincent Sances – Solo

11:30AM – Brian K Music – Solo

12:00PM – Big Ern and Ferguson

12:30PM – Paul Wilson and Family

1:00PM – Fighting the Silence

2:00PM –Grateful Road

3:00PM – The Double Standard

4:00PM – Rival (Recovery Rapper)

5:00PM – Crush

6:00PM –The Chillbillies & Special Guest Rocker

7:30PM – Stacey Hampton – Solo

8:00PM – McCartney Mania

9:30PM – ½ Hour Recovery Speaker Meeting – Nick C. (40 Years)

10:00PM – Count Down, Recovery Medallions & Closing Ceremonies

Starting at 1PM – 10 Minute Speakers (In Between Bands):

The Addict’s MomBarbara Theodosiou

YPR – Matthew Cohen

Chooper’s GuideTim Cheney

Holistic Addiction Info – John Giordano, Doctor Of Human Letters, CCJS, MAC, CAP

Rockers of the Year Awards – Lori Sullivan – 3 to Be Announced @ Festival 

***** PLEASE READ**** 

IT IS ALL FREE – Enjoy Music, Recovery Speakers, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Recovery Merchandise, Addiction Education, Evidenced Based Treatment Options, and Veteran Information. We have worked over the last seven years to end the sigma of addiction. 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” Addiction Awareness & Prevention Through Rock-N-Roll”.

IT IS ALSO A DRUG, ALCOHOL AND GAMBLING FREE EVENT. Violators will be removed from the festival. Love Of Recovery Music Festival Is A Private Event – All Seeking Great Music & Addiction Recovery Information Are Welcome; RIR and our security Does Reserve The Right To Refuse Entry To Anyone Deemed A Risk To Recovery or Security (and at Anytime during the Event). No Weapons, Coolers or Pets Allowed.  

Things To Bring:

Blankets

Lawn Chairs

Thank you to everyone for your years of support. The RIR Team looks forward to seeing everyone at the festival.

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RECOVERY MEDIA PARTNERS (Addiction Recovery Resources):

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.