Rockers In Recovery (RIR) is kicking off the concert tour season this June 27, 2014 in Aberdeen, Washington, where the RIR East Coast All-Stars, Current Musical Directors Lou Esposito (Joe Walsh) and Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter), are rockin’ the west coast, in addition to Casey Montana Rogers making her grand debut.
The Directors of the band Lou and Mark engage the RIR All-Star five-piece band with the help of their Musical Contributors. The Directors then rotate in and out three Musical Contributors on each show based on their availability. This makes for a new experience each time you see the band and NOT JUST THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD.
Aside from the music, food, and fun, there is also a connection that always follows from one RIR concert to the next, and that is recovery education and awareness. There is always a plethora of pamphlets and handouts about rehabilitation centers as well as a variety of 12-step meeting information.
Unconditional support is paramount in recovery. It isn’t just the addict who is in program, it is the whole family. Addiction hits us all, which is why we all need to celebrate together, because each person is as significant as the other. All of the concerts are free and open to the public because recovery is fun and meant for everyone to understand and share what it is about – unconditional love and support between the recovering addicts and the families and friends.
Education and awareness of recovery is essential for the public to understand because there is still much ignorance regarding recovery and addiction. When there is ignorance, then there are still stigmas attached. Bill W. and Dr. Bob blazed the trail several years ago, and it is up to their successors to honor their memories by continuing to educate and raise awareness of recovery, while showing the public that having fun is possible while maintaining sobriety.
“I am excited to work with Rockers In Recovery, many of my family members are afflicted with alcoholism and addiction –but it is just that, an infliction with a disease that can be overcome. I’ve seen it happen firsthand in my family. I have been working with ESD 113 and the Reduce Underage Drinking Coalition to help with preventative work as well,” said Almon, regarding addictionand her work with recovery awareness. Among the recovery supporters at the Aberdeen concert will be Miss Washington (Reina Almon). Not only is recovery education and awareness the state of Washington’s platform, but it is also very near to Almon’s heart too.
The concert in Aberdeen is one of Almon’s last appearances as Miss Washington before handing over her title that following Fourth of July weekend. Almon’s personal platform has been steadfast with sustainability and environmental issues, with aspirations of becoming an environmental attorney. Almon plans to finish her senior year of college this fall where she is also studying for her Law School admission test (LSAT).
The folks at RIR are very excited about going to the west coast to bring hope through music and fun. Then it’s off to PRO-ACT RECOVERY WALKS where the RIR All-Star Band will be Rockin’
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