Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rockers In Recovery
February Newsletter February 2015 


CALL 954-826-5968 
PRE-FESTIVAL Rockers In Recovery
Addiction Awareness & Prevention Free Meet & Greets

Palm Beach County
February 7th Royal Palm Beach - 6:00-9:00PM
Host All About Recovery Center
400 Civic Center Way Suite B
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Entertainment by Rockers In Recovery Unplugged

Guest Speakers:

Lori Sullivan - President/Founder of RIR

John Lehman - President of FARR

Allie Severino - Fresh Start Magazine

All Around Wellness Psychiatry and Healthcare

Candice Conway - Academy for Addiction Professionals

Robert Gluck - Marchman Act Attorney

David Jones - Advanced Medical Laboratories

Broward County  
Host Fellowship Foundation 
261 SE 13th Avenue 
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

Entertainment by Rockers In Recovery Unplugged

Guest Speakers:

Rob Vincent - Director of Rockers In Recovery

Rick & Susan Riccardi - Fellowship Foundation

Candice Conway - Academy for Addiction Professionals

Robert Gluck - Marchman Act Attorney

David Jones - Advanced Medical Laboratories

RIR All-STAR BAND - Musical Director and Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame Member: Lou Esposito-(The Capris)
Eliot Jacobs- (The Capris) 
Greg Deppe- (Bruce Springsteen and Soul Cruisers) 
John Gianoulis- (Earl Slick Band and Felix Cavaliere) 
Jeff Ganz-Bass- (Johnny Winter and Lou Reed Bands)

Mark Stein -(The Vanilla Fudge)

Ben Smith - (Heart)
Jeff Ousley - (Heart)
David Shelley- (Cher ,Government Mule)
David Uosikkinen -(The Hooters)
Colin McGuinness -( Axl Rose,The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Tommy Conwell - (Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers)
Share Ross-(VIXEN)
Bam Tastic - (The Dogs D'Amour)

Music & Speaker Schedule:
MC's Tom Coderre & Rob Vincent RIR Director
12:15 - Rick & Susan Riccardi (Fellowship Living Foundation)

12:30 - The Few

1:15 - Barbara Theodosiou (Addicts Mom)

1:30 - Grateful Road

2:15 - Kristen Harper (The Recovery Schools)

2:30 - Crush

3:15 - John Lehman - (FARR- Florida Association of Recovery Residences)

3:30 - Chillbillies

4:15 - Brittany Ringersen - (Young People in Recovery)

4:30 - Mrs. Chows Funhouse

5:30 - Michael DeLeon - (Steered Straight, Inc.)

5:30 - McCartney Mania

6:15 - Alton Smith- (The Academy for Addiction Professionals)

6:30 - Dave Shelley & The Bluestone

7:30 - Casey Montana & Friends Unplugged

7:45 - Lori & Rob Recovery Count Down

8PM SHOW -RIR All-Star Band & Guest Rockers

10:00 - Closing Ceremonies - Lori Sullivan & Rob Vincent

MAIN Sponsors Introduced

Speaker - Tom Coderre, Senior Advisor to SAMHSA.

Closing Songs - RIR Band and All Guest Rockers

Please contact 954-826-5968 for more information


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RIR Corporate Office

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The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
Best of the Week:
January 24–30
COMING UP IN THE FIX// Drug Legalization * To AA or Not to AA: Debate between Lance Dodes and Joseph Nowinski * How to recover from recovery * Q & A with Richard "Doc" Wilmott * Death of Dallas Taylor * Getting High on Our Own Supply * Changes * PLUS: Other incisive articles

Yes, there is science behind the 12-step model. Dr. Joe Nowinski, author of "If You Work It, It Works: The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery" lays it out.
By Joe Nowinski

TREATMENT ADVICE// Opioid Addiction Treatment Should Not Last a Lifetime
"Once an Opioid Addict, Always an Opioid Addict" should not be a guiding principle of the treatment system.
By Percy Menzies

MIND GAMES// What If You Could Hack Your Brain?
Professional biohacker Dave Asprey says you can with his Bulletproof lifestyle plan.
By Cathy Cassata

MUSIC// Cholo Goth? The Fix Q&A with Rafael Reyes
Cholo-goth duo Prayers' songs are about the harsh realities of gang life set over a catchy 80s-type sound of synthesizers and electronic beats.
By Amy Dresner

MONEY BURNED// The 10 Wildest Gambling Losses Of All Time
These high rollers weren’t exactly heading to the nickel slots. From blowing through millions in minutes to committing crimes to keep up their gambling addiction, here are the 10 biggest casino “whales” in history.
By McCarton Ackerman
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This Is Your Brain on Facebook
Toronto Police Launch Humorous 'Cookin' With Molly' Campaign
China’s Anti-Drug Efforts Face Huge Drug-Using Population
Pediatricians' Group Publishes Support for Medical Marijuana Research
Israeli Pro-Pot Party Promises Free Weed to Contributors
Watch Your Steps
This week, Joe Nowinski made the case for why AA is OK. As always, readers gave a piece of their mind regarding AA's 12 step methodology:
A cognitive behavioral therapist would not have someone list defects and shortcoming, insist on turning over their wrongs to a higher power, and then insist they become dependent on a group. William R. Miller ranked AA 37 and TSF 38 behind 36 other treatment modules. Identifying one's self with the label "alcoholic" limits a person to actual recovery, which would be better if one said "I used to be an alcoholic"... Instead, we have people in AA identifying as alcoholics with 30 years not drinking. That is like having a cancer patient with 30 years remission continue support groups while still identifying as a cancer sufferer. Many in AA groups, especially in a treatment center, will give raving reviews in order to "cooperate." Project Match lacked a control group. The only reason AA is first and highly recommended is due to how large (how many meetings it has) it is and not because it works. It is not strange that many have committed suicide as a result of those steps... what is strange is that anyone would call listing wrongs, defects and shortcomings and insisting one cannot think for themselves is "healthy."