Recovery Rocks!

I am so excited to host the 2nd annual Lifestyle Intervention Conference, and for so many reasons. We’ll have the best behavioral health experts under one roof…  the top intervention experts in the field on one panel for the first time ever …and it’s all happening at the beautiful Bellagio in Las Vegas. I mean, come on! But we have something else up our sleeves: our musical guests, the legendary all-star band Rockers In Recovery, who will be performing at the Conference.

TheRockers in Recovery Band is a super group led by legendary rock musicians who have played with some of the biggest bands in history. They continue to lend so much to the addiction community by lending their voices to the addiction and recovery field.

The band includes:

  • Ricky Byrd (2012 Rock &Roll Hall of Fame Nominee, formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
  • Richie Supa (Aerosmith and Richie Sambora)
  • Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren)

With frequent appearances by:

  • Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel band)
  • Mark Stein(Vanilla Fudge)
  • Christine Ohlman (SNL band)

Fame, fortune and addiction create an unfortunate combination all too common in the music business. Addiction wreaks havoc, regardless of money, fame, power or prestige. In many cases, those things only inflame an underlying issue(s) that must be addressed, and without substances — just think of all the iconic musicians we’ve lost to addiction.

In my book, we meet Tony Newman, a drummer who has toured with The Beatles, Little Richard and played with Jeff Beck and David Bowie. He was sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll personified and full-blown cocaine addict until he found Believable Hope through a 12-Step program. He’s committed to his recovery and his faith in God, and has been sober for nearly three decade. “I’ve made amends as best I can,” Tony says, “so I don’t live in the past.  I can’t change the insane things I have done.  I can only make good choices in the future.” Tony is a rocker in recovery!

The Rockers in Recovery Band truly represents some of the greatest musicians in history, and I’m so proud to have them at the conference — proof positive that incredible things happen in recovery.

On October 1, Ricky Byrd and Richie Supa will appear and perform at Desert Hope, an American Addiction Center facility in Las Vegas, as part of a special invitation-only event to promote the Lifestyle Intervention Conference and raise awareness about the magic of recovery.

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