Lori Sullivan Co-Founder Of RIR Celebrates 19 Years Clean and Sober

“A True Beacon Of What Real Recovery Looks Like”

It’s Amazing to watch Lori’s faith over her 19 years of continues sobriety one day at a time. Since having been diagnosis with Her2 Positive Left Breast Cancer on April 6, 2018, that has also spread into her lymph nodes under her left armpit. Lori has with dignity and grace, through her long term recovery of 19 years (09/14/99), been able to walk through the most horrific circumstances. Two Lumpectomies (cause they missed the margins on the first one). Two rounds of chemo therapy so far out of six she will be doing. Lori said after her second chemo treatment “Four more to go” , always positive and a smile with a treatment that has the worst side affects I’ve ever seen. She helps me to see the true understanding of mad, sad or glad we don’t pick up no matter what. Lori is doing the chemo treatments every 21 days, her next one is September 20, 2018. She has done this one day at a time without picking up a huge example of her trust in God and  living a daily program of recovery, as she says “His Will Be Done.”  When she finishes chemo around December 2018, she will then start 5 days a week for 6 weeks of radiation treatments. Lori is a great mother of four, a great friend to people, and a inspiration of hope to many.
Congratulations and happy anniversary Lori. We love you and thank you for all you have done over almost two decades of helping others and being a true beacon of what real recovery looks like.
With All Our Love,
John and Christopher Hollis
Lori Sullivan Co-Founder Rockers In RecoveryLori is the Co-Founder of Rockers In Recovery®, a nationwide addiction recovery based media organization. The RIR media platforms they have developed over the last decade, reaches millions of recovery based followers, seeking information on addiction education everyday around the world.

Their RIR Media company 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. they 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  monthly to have hundreds of thousands of engagements nationally with just a click of a mouse

Nobody should be made to feel alone when there are other people who are also struggling with a similar life path. The rooms that bring recovery into action are more sacred and golden than anyone could ever imagine, because those are the rooms that help people to shed a new perspective onto their current lives.

Lori Sullivan Co-Founder Of RIR Celebrates 19 Years Clean and Sober

Rockers In Recovery can be also found all over social media where it covers recovery issues, music, humor, upcoming recovery events, musicians, and people in recovery having a place to look for help or just to share their recovery viewpoints. Today, there are over 250,000 followers and millions engaging Rockers In Recovery social media monthly. There are all types of comments and posts from various people from all over the United States, South America, and Canada. It is growing more and more each day.

The Rockers In Recovery All-Star Band: The RIR All Stars combine cream-of-the-crop musicians that are also in recovery or support recovery. When like-minded people with a shared vision come together to share music and fun, it is guaranteed to be a fun time by all.

They invite recovering musicians, bands, songwriters, music production people, moms and dads, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and friends of people regaining their health and lives through freedom from addiction. By organizing and speaking out together, they support and give hope to individuals who are still struggling with addiction and to those who have found the power of long-term recovery.

Here are some of the Rockers In Recovery® musicians who gave of their time freely to support the recovery lifestyle and to Help Educate About Addiction: Paul Wilson of Sobriety Unplugged, George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies), Andy (Babe) Pace (Gary US Bonds), Basil Bankston (The Platters),Charlotte Day (Vocalist), Drew Preston (Drew Preston Project), 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, Lou Esposito (The Capris), Simon Kirke (Bad Co.), Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Michael Des Barres, Marge Raymond (ELO), LaLa Brooks (The Crystals), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Peppy Castro (Blue Magoos), 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),RC. Budaca, Jam Alder, Brian Vincent Sances, Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers, Nashville, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter John McAndrew , Recovery Rappers Adam Neff, Rob Rival Palo and the late blues great David Shelley.

Lori has been the bedrock of Rockers In Recovery over the years through her long term recovery, and has taken the high road on many issues surrounding RIR. Everything she is involved with, may it be business or personal, is all touched by dignity and grace. She is no cream puff though here is a blog Lori wrote on on SEPTEMBER 25, 2015  The 12 Step Stigma – Lepers Among Lepers.  The blog is in regards to people in the recovery community treating people that are struggling with mental health and addiction issues like failures. She is a true angle of truth and helping others that many want to throwaway to the scrapheap of life.

Recovery Isn’t Always Rock Music and Laughing

Rockers In Recovery News Media Website

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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