Archive for 2012
Rockers In Recovery Music Festival is a Concert and Festival for ALL people in recovery or supporters of the recovery movement. It will be held November 2-4, 2012 at CB Smith Park 900 N Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33028, (20 Minutes From Fort Lauderdale Airport). The entire festival will be closed to the public.
It’s a mini Woodstock, minus the drugs and alcohol, but add music and fellowship! It is being produced by Rockers In Recovery Inc., a not for profit corporation. Our mission since 2008 has been to lend support to musicians and music lovers who are in recovery, or support recovery. Rockers In Recovery is dedicated to music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place within the clean and sober community.
9am- 10pm Friday November 2, 2012:
Douglas Hirsch Group
Sooner or Later
Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways
Recovery Speaker -
8am- 10pm Saturday November 3, 2012:
Recovery Speaker -
Woody Giessmann-(The Del Fuegos)
RIR Band – Mark Stein(Vanilla Fudge), Liberty Devitto(Billy Joel) , Christine Ohlman(Saturday Night Live Band), Ricky Byrd(Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Kasim Sulton(Todd Rundgren and Blue Oyster Cult), Woody Giessmann (The Del Fuegos),Richie Supa (Aerosmith and Richie Sambora), Randi Fishenfeld (Bruce Springsteen and BB King) and special guests.
8am – 5pm- Sunday November 4, 2012:
Recovery Speaker -
Keep Coming Back
Johnny B. and The Road Dogs
Solo Acoustic Sets By:
We will be adding more bands to the lineup over the next month.
Sponsors and Vendors:
Interested in becoming a sponsor or a vendor call 954-826-4920
Tickets On Sale Now
Children 12 and Under are Free
Order Tickets by Phone- 877-799-8773
* If You Wish To Campout At The RIR Music Festival this is a cost that is over and above the ticket prices.
*Separate Camping Reservations are needed:
Camping at CB Smith Park: This 299-acre site is one of Broward County Parks and Recreation’s most diverse parks, as well as one of its most popular. The park offers a large campground, a tennis complex, a family golfing center, and many other amenities.
Please contact C.B. Smith Park 900 N. Flamingo Rd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Phone: 954-357-5170.
THIS IS A DRUG, ALCOHOL AND GAMBLING FREE EVENT
Violators will be removed from the festival and no refunds will be given.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Treatment Solutions - Main Sponsor
Miami Subs and Grill - Main Sponsor
Liberty Devitto to Perform
Venue Location: CB Smith Park – Pembroke Pines,Florida
Rockers In Recovery Music Festival is a Recovery Palooza , minus the drugs and alcohol, but add meetings and fellowship! RIR Music Fest is a campout for ALL people in recovery or supporters of recovery.
Liberty Devitto- Drummer for Billy Joel band for 30 years. Liberty In 1968, the same year he graduated from high school, after constant practice, (playing to records – Liberty never took lessons) and playing in local bands, he received a phone call from a guy that said he was Mitch Ryder’s tour manager. He said Mitch’s drummer was very sick and they needed someone to fill in. Liberty said, “When?” They said “Tonight.” Next thing he knew he was on stage with Mitch, taking cues from the sax player. They did “Jenny Takes a Ride”, “Devil with a Blue Dress”, “Sock it to Me Baby”, and others. That tour lasted for 6 weeks, playing up and down the East Coast.
Right after Mitch Ryder, Liberty got a gig with Long Island alumni, Richie Supa, and had his first recording experience. The album “Supa’s Jamboree” was recorded in Atlanta, 1969-70, and was produced by Buddy Buie of the Classics 4 and Atlanta Rhythm Section Fame. The album was released on Paramount Records and a tour immediately followed. The band sometimes opened for groups like the James Gang and Grand Funk Railroad. Then one day, a friend, who was playing weddings at a catering hall, asked if Liberty would sit in for him. Liberty said, during those years the group Topper was formed. The band consisted of Liberty on drums, Doug Stegmeyer on bass, Russell Javors on guitar and vocals, Howie Emerson on guitar, slide guitar and dobro. The band had a sound of it’s own, with all original material. Topper, with the addition of sax player Richie Cannata, eventually became Billy Joel’s band.
In 2003, Liberty DeVitto signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in underserved public schools throughout the U.S.A. Liberty has personally delivered instruments to children in the program, performed at benefit events for the cause, and sits on the organization’s Honorary Board of Directors.
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Sponsors and Vendors: If your interested in becoming a sponsor or a vendor call 954-826-4920 or Email email@example.com
Green Sets the Scene
We are all looking for a way to find environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday life. When it comes to your home there should be no difference. This particular post will be focused on efficient heaters and cooling units. This is something we can all relate to because we either live where it’s hot or its cold. If you have a sophisticated heating and cooling system in your basement or anywhere in your home, chances are you are spending way too much on energy bills and that unit is nothing close to “green”.
Most units made before the year 2005 use to much energy than it needs to. Let’s talk about a few new models that will save you money in the long run and keep our mother earth around a little longer. Brands like Amana and Energy Star focus on saving energy with their products.
Other companies have jumped on the ban wagon as well and all you have to do is shop around. Not to mention, these “green” additions or alterations to your home will save you tons of money on your bills. Using less energy means a significantly lower bill, who doesn’t like the sound of saving money?
Now, if you live in a state such as New York or New Jersey where some homes do not come with central AC, there are individual units that fit the bill as well. For apartment dwellers a good “green” tip is to set your AC or Heat to automatic and leave it around 75 degrees F in the summer and 68 degrees F in the winter.
More “green” coming soon
Believe it or not, and automatic setting uses less energy in most cases because if you leave you AC off all day, to cool your home back down will take twice as much energy than to have it cool once it reaches a baseline line temperature throughout he home. More “green” coming soon.
Website - www.Sumberconstruction.com
Meet The May 26, 2012 Concert Sponsors
Memorial Day Concert and Picnic
May 26, 1PM-6PM EST
RIR would like to welcome our special guest Broward County Drug Court.
Treatment Solutions is unlike any other approach to addiction recovery. Through our relationships with the nation’s premier treatment facilities and addiction professionals across the country, we make the arrangements and handle the details so our clients can focus on one thing – their recovery. http://www.treatmentsolutions.com/?cpao=304
Miami Subs Grill, we are excited to be celebrating 20 years of success. Originators of the fast casual restaurant concept in 1988, today we are still Florida’s Largest Regional Grill Chain featuring the World’s Best Philly Cheese steak Sandwiches (The Official Philly Cheese steak of the Florida Panthers), the freshest Salads, Wings, Burgers, Gyros, and many more delicious meals and scrumptious desserts sure to please both palate and wallet. https://www.facebook.com/
Everlast Productions is a leading supplier of lighting, audio, staging, video and projection to the corporate meeting and special event industries for both rental and sales, offering turn-key event production http://
Cannatelli Builders services both residential and commercial clients alike. With over 100 years of combined construction experience we have proven to be an industry leader… and it’s lonely at the top. http://
Tokyo Blue Restaurant was unveiled with a host of area luminaries on August 4th at a special Preview Party that attracted a full house of the areas movers & shakers. 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 (954) 566-7500 or 1-800-955-0444
The Ocean Manor Resort is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during 2008, and it certainly has golden past. The first resort along the famed Galt Ocean Mile, the OM became a celebrity magnet during the 1960′s and 70′s attracting the publicity shy Johnny Carson as a regular, along with Robert Conrad and Eric Clapton. Current owner, Frank Talerico, desired to restore the historic resort’s former glory and has invested in a multi-million dollar makeover. The new look and relaxed atmosphere have already caught the attention of the A-list including pro-athletes and MTVstars. http://oceanmanor.com/v2/
South Florida Attorney Charles H. Bechert of Bechert & Associates which is a dedicated full-service law firm that thrives on providing superior legal representation for individuals and businesses alike. http://
1st Step Sober House Our staff is experienced and dedicated to changing the lives of 1000′s of people with addictions. Our years of experience in recovery gives a structure that no other sober house can offer. Come by our office and meet with our staff about helping you a friend or a family member get the recovery they need. http://
RIR Band Featuring:
Musical Director: Ricky Byrd ( 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
Richie Supa (Aerosmith and Richie Sambora)
Muddy Shews (Southside Johnny)
Liberty DeVitto ( Billy Joel Band)
Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
Christine Ohlman (SNL Band)
Since 2008, the mission of Rockers In Recovery has been to lend support to musicians and music lovers who are in recovery, or support recovery. If your interested in becoming a sponsor and want to help support our mission, Please call 954-826-4920 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockers In Recovery Mission
Since 2008, the mission of Rockers In Recovery has been to lend support to musicians and music lovers who are in recovery, or support recovery. If you would like more information click here or call 954-826-4920.
Rockers In Recovery offers different platforms to carry the message of hope in an exciting new way. RIR news letter, magazine, (in print and online), RIR Addiction Talk Radio, RIR TV, and RIR Live Concert and Event Streaming , makes it easy to reach hundreds of thousands of people globally with just a click of a mouse.
Musicians who are in recovery can spotlight their music through interviews, calendar of events, and a featured artist section in each issue. RIR news letter/magazine is a safe arena to share and receive feedback from the RIR readers as well as announce upcoming concerts, festivals and new music releases to music lovers who are in or support recovery. (continue reading…)
Construction Meets Real Estate!
Sumber Construction is dedicated to managing all of your home improvement and property remodeling needs in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Florida. We offer general repair work, electrical, drywall repair, water damage restoration, plumbing, carpentry, painting, masonry and much more.
Since Sumber Inc. has decided to develop a brand new department (Real Estate Investment) we’ve been hit with how important it is the build a relationship with small home improvement businesses in different areas. Because we specialize in Home Improvement, we have completely cut out the middle man and can truly create a huge source of income for our company. These two businesses work hand in hand. Without repairing our investment properties we will have no way of selling for profit, and our profit is higher because we aren’t hiring a third party to do the job. Magnificent!
The markets (areas) we have decided to start investing in are Broward and Palm Beach Counties primarily, and if there are good deals in Miami- Dade we are open to those as well. It’s quite interesting how it all works, and surprisingly simple. We purchase homes that no one would even think of buying, fix them up and sell them below market value in about 30 days. Some homes we flip for a quick profit of 10K or we put extra TLC into a property and make around 30K in the process. Since our Launch of this new department took place March 15th 2012 we are still in the works of getting it stable. But June 2012 we will be in full swing with our Investment Properties.
Here is some contact information!
(954)665-3401- Ask me anything
We are engaged in providing home owners with services to improve their homes for either personal gain or adding value to their homes. The home improvement market value was 290 billion as of 2009 and has grown 3.5 percent on average annually given that the industry captures a large share of the residential investment market. So we are super excited to get started servicing everyone all over South Florida.
Effective Resources for Employees in Distress – Treatment Solutions Network
By Steven Miranda -
Steve Miranda is Treatment Solutions Network’s Director of Special Projects, Steve recently retired from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections where he spent 22 years of his life pioneering new programs and saving lives as the Director of their Employee Assistance Program (EAP). That program services 5,200 employees, family members and retirees. As a loyal member of the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU), Steve understands the needs of people who are affected by addiction. Steve is also passionate about helping others. Feel free to contact him anytime if you have any questions or know someone who may need help with an addiction problem. You may contact him atstevem @ tsnemail.com or by phone at (508) 525-5974.
Let me start by saying that I love my line of work, but if I hadn’t lost my own brother to addiction, I’m not positive that I would have been this passionate about not only helping addicts, but also helping their families. I currently work for Treatment Solutions Network, who in my opinion has the absolute best approach to working with addiction in the workplace and addiction period. I feel confident saying this because I’ve worked in this field for many years and seen firsthand how to lead addicts along a better path and unfortunately, I’ve also seen companies lead addicts right out the door without even a chance. Treatment Solutions Network fights for every individual to get well, which is why I wanted to become part of their team. (continue reading…)
PTSD – Do Something!
By Jim Bevell –
As we all sit back and watch the various layers of the U.S. war effort unfold, it is hard enough for us to conceptually grasp the level of loss and violent despair unfolding each minute for our troops in the middle east. Even for family members of soldiers, who risk their lives daily, they may have a different perspective on the madness, but nothing can or will ever compare to the horror each individual soldier experiences.
PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The reason I bring this up is to shed a little light on a situation we are all facing that is certain to explode like a hidden IED, tripped by an unsuspecting soldier. Four letters we’ve all heard before but you better be ready for since they are about to change the world we live in…PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a bomb being constructed in the middle east as you read this and will be triggered to explode gradually over the next 20 years. Believe me, if you think I’m being dramatic, watch the approaching explosion and think back to this post if you survive it. (continue reading…)
Triggers to Binge Drinking
By Bethany Winkel -
There are certain times in our lives that we are more prone to binge drinking. Someone struggling with alcohol abuse or alcoholism should be especially aware of these times and avoid them or find a way to manage their urge to drink.
Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 grams or above. About 75% of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is in the form of binge drinks, and binge drinking can be responsible for accidents, injury, alcohol poisoning, and liver disease, among other things. (1)
The situations listed below are kinds of triggers that for some people, mean it’s time to start binge drinking. There are many other triggers that are specific to individual people, but these situations happen in most everyone’s life and cause many people to drink.
A night out with friends.
Even though we claim peer pressure is a teenage thing, it really can still affect us our entire life. A fun night out with friends is often a time to drink. Even moderately responsible individuals can be tempted to binge drink when out enjoying time with good friends.
After a stressful day.
We are really good at feeling entitled to do things to make us happy. If we suffer through something, we want to reward ourselves. If we feel hurt or wronged, we want to make ourselves feel better. We’re not always good at handling stress and problems in a healthy way. Many of us, instead of relaxing after a hard day in a healthy way, will have a drink or two. When done in moderation this may not be harmful, but for someone prone to alcohol abuse or who is an alcoholic, drinking away one’s stress can be dangerous.
Being alone can have negative consequences on us. There are times when having some peace and quiet are welcome. However, if someone must spend time alone when they don’t want to, it can be a risky time, because loneliness can make us do things we wouldn’t normally do. We might self-medicate our cares away by drinking. The problem with this situation is that there is no one around to see what we are doing or to stop us, and the result is that lonely drinking can be more damaging.
People may joke about how hard it is to spend time with family, but for many families this is very true. Even anticipating a family get together can drive some people to drink, because of the stress and dysfunction this time can bring. Other people wait until they are at a family gathering and then negative interactions with family members can cause them to drink.