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Addiction Education & Awareness Concept Through Music Is Working

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It’s Amazing, and we are so proud to see how since 2011 (going on twenty nine of our own productions) the Rockers In Recovery® (RIR) concept of recovery concerts/festivals to carrying a message of Education & Awareness is working.

This same message is now being duplicated by many in the addiction recovery advocacy movement groups like the October, 2015 Washington DC Unite to Face Addiction Rally (with Joe Walsh and other well know musicians) , the 2014 Fed Up Rally, and now the 2016 SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week. It’s happening all over the United States. Since 2014/2015 many treatment programs have even adopted as a modality in the form of RIR Unplugged, with some using the concept as primary treatment.  What an honor and we look forward to seeing many more use our unique form of addiction prevention and education.

Tom Coderre ,Senior White House Advisor to SAMHSA

    Tom Coderre

Feb.14, 2015, RIR Music Festival – Quote by Tom Coderre ,Senior White House Advisor to SAMHSA ”Rockers In Recovery® brings the private treatment sector, addiction education, and the addiction advocacy non-profit sector together in a unique way as no one else is doing anywhere in the United States. What makes RIR unique, the message is all around and through the universal language of music with some great rockers of our day. They combine it with educational speakers and advocacy groups. RIR brings it all together at their community addiction education meet and greets, and addiction awareness and prevention concerts/festivals”


The Rockers In Recovery® musicians whom gave of their time freely to support the recovery lifestyle, (RIR) special guest past and current rockers; Paul Wilson of Sobriety Unplugged, George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies), Andy(Babe)Pace(Gary US Bonds), Basil Bankston bringing the Vocals (The Platters), Tony Fellows on Lead Guitar (RIR All Star Band Member), Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies), Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs), Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Don Tyler of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Past; Lou Esposito (The Capri’s), Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), and Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Marge Raymond (ELO),LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoo’s), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters), Vic Monte (Crush), Ed Walsh (Grateful Road), Michael Mostel(RIR Unplugged), Chris Waddell (RIR Unplugged), Bruce Duncan(RIR Unplugged), Stacey Hampton( RIR Unplugged),Maria Doty(Double Standard),Ceefor Ebrahimi (Ceefor Band), and Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers.

Rockers In RecoveryRIR special guest Rockers who have been paid per musical performances include; Lou Esposito(The Capri’s), Jeff Gantz (Johnny Winter), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Richie Supa (Aerosmith), Kasim Sulton ( Todd Rundgren), Christine Ohlman (SNL Band), and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge).

The festivals and events are payed by Rockers In Recovery Radio and Productions Inc. and the financial backing of Recovery Partners like; Clearbrook Treatment Centers of Pennsylvania ,The Shores Treatment and Recovery of Florida and Atlantic Biotech of New Jersey to name a few who truly want to give back to communities they serve.

Through the Recovery Radio Partners we get to provide free community education and information on help for addiction. Simply put Rockers In Recovery Festivals and Events is where Recovery Education & Rock-N-Roll Come Together.

Read Related Articles and NBC News Release;

August 26, 2016 – NBC NEWS – Rock concert puts recovery in the spotlight

Recovering Addicts Gather At Festival To Put A Face On Recovery


What is National Prevention Week?

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RIR All-Star Band

National Prevention Week 2015 – RIR All-Star Band – Hope All Day Concert (NJ) – Funded by The Rockers In Recovery Partners &  Co-Founder John Hollis. Far Left Rob Vincent of SAMHSA, Amy,Muddy,Lou,Casey,Andy,Eliot, and Liberty Devitto.

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

Maine - Love Of Recovery Music festivalWhat is National Prevention Week?

SAMHSA’s fifth annual National Prevention Week, happening May 15-21, 2016, is dedicated to increasing public awareness and prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders. During National Prevention Week, community organizations across the country host health fairs, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more. This year’s theme—Strong as One, Stronger Togetherrecognizes that one person can make a positive difference in their community, but when we all unite together we can achieve even more.

Who supports National Prevention Week?

In addition to Federal and national partners such as the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the American Public Health Association, the National Parent-Teacher Association, and Tobacco-Free Kids.  SAMHSA is pleased to announce that Torrey DeVitto, who stars as an ER pediatrician in the NBC drama “Chicago Med,” serves as this year’s National Prevention Week Ambassador. Watch her in the National Prevention Week promotional video.

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How can I get involved?

  1. Sign up for and watch the kick-off webcast for National Prevention Week 2016, which will be held in partnership with Morgan State University.
  2. Listen to the National Prevention Week Theme song “Stronger Together,” written by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, singer, and guitarist Lou Esposito.
  3. Incorporate the song into your prevention efforts this year. Share it on social media using #StrongerTogether, or record your own video version of the song. Be creative!
  4. Join our webinar, Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Changing Perception of Risk, on Thursday May 19, 2016 from 2-3PM Eastern Time, which will explore how attitudes, beliefs, and norms about marijuana influence its use, highlighting examples of how states have increased perception of risk among young people.
  5. Participate in SAMHSA’s #NPW2016 Twitter Chat focusing on the prevention of suicide on Friday, May 20, from 1-2PM Eastern Time, featuring Torrey DeVitto
  6. Add the power of your voice to SAMHSA’s “I Choose” photo project. People of all ages are already participating, and their “I Choose” photos will inspire you.
  7.  Get involved, let your voice be heard, and #ChoosePrevention.
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2015 – RIR Music Festival – Lou & Rob Vincent of SAMHSA. The Fest Was Funded by The Rockers In Recovery Partners.

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