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September 2016

Maine

LOVE OF RECOVERY MUSIC FESTIVAL "Addiction Education & Prevention Message Through Rock-N-Roll"

AUGUST 27, 2016 CLARK’S COVE FARM, 107 RIDGE RD WALPOLE, ME 04573

ALSO INSIDE: ROCKIN’ ROLL AND RECOVERY COME TOGETHER IN THE PALM BEACHES

UNITY, SERVICE, AND RECOVERY THE 8 ABSOLUTES OF RELAPSE PREVENTION

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ARTICLES The Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR)...................................... 8 Rockin’ Roll and Recovery Come Together In The Palm Beaches.............. 12 Atlantic Biotech........................................... 14

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Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches............................................... 16 Unity, Service, and Recovery.................. 18 The 8 Absolutes of Relapse Prevention.................................... 20

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The Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) Level III:

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ARR does not offer a rating scale that measures the efficacy or valuation of any individual certified residence. Our mission is to ensure the availability of housing that is: 1. Safe and dignified 2. Alcohol and drug free 3. A peer supportive environment 4. A good neighbor and responsible citizen FARR recognizes four distinct support levels under the singular term Recovery Residence. One level is not better or more advanced than the others, but instead offers a unique service structure most appropriate for a particular resident. Level I: Oxford House is the most successful model for a Level I Recovery Residence. Democratically run; this level is not a “business model�. Persons in recovery live together and cover the housing expenses jointly.

24/7/365 staffed program providing a high degree of structure for persons early in recovery. Frequently, residents of a Level III program concurrently attend outside clinical and therapeutic services offered by independent providers. No licensable, clinical services are provided by the Level III operator. Level IV: These programs incorporate the medical model (clinical services) into the social model (peer support). Typically, they are licensed under rule by DCF as Residential 3, 4 or 5 programs. Substance abuse treatment is scheduled at a properly zoned site and residents live in residential neighborhoods when not engaged in clinical services. Often, this level is referred to as “The Florida Model." To learn more about FARR Standards, please visit our website at www.farronline.org/standards.

Level II: Operated by a landlord who typically compensates, through rent reduction, a senior resident to monitor resident adherence to a set of house rules. Only persons in recovery are permitted to reside in a Level II residence and agree at intake to random/for-cause drug screenings. Residents are responsible for structuring their own recovery related activities. 8

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Rockin’ Roll and Recovery Come Together In The Palm Beaches

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rchstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches is proud to recognize and support Rockers In Recovery. Their goal is to provide education and support about addiction, as well as, drug and alcohol rehab treatment options to different communities across the United States. Rockers In Recovery (RIR) is an organization with the sole mission of providing prevention and education to anyone who suffers with drug addiction and/or alcoholism. Most importantly the message of “Rockers In Recovery” is that addiction prevention and awareness mixed with “HAVING FUN” in recovery is indeed possible!! How they do this, is through several concert and festival fund-raisers per year known as “Rockers In Recovery Festival/ Concerts”. Archstone Recovery Center understands that with education comes better choices and education provides power. It is one of the things that first drew us to RIR. They provide fun events that allow people to enjoy themselves while they provide valuable recovery information. The decision to seek help and commit to treatment is a difficult one for many people. “Can I do it?”, Will it last?”, “Will my family support me?”, “Where should I go for treatment?”, these and many more questions run through the mind. 12

“How do I decide now is the time?” The answer everyone seeks, can only be answered by you. The more information you possess about credible and ethical treatment facilities you have, the better decision you will make. This is the kind of information that RIR provides. Archstone Recovery Center is proud to have served the recovering community for over 14 years with dedicated, educated and credentialed staff to meet your every need, to guide you through YOUR process and to help you regain your life when you complete your treatment. At Archstone Recovery Center, we treat the whole person, not just the disease of addiction, and that treatment occurs in a beautiful and serene environment. We are licensed by the State of Florida and

CA R F Accredited for every level of care from Detox through Outpatient Services. Our admissions coordinators will guide you through the process, inform you what you will need, and aide you in deciding if you are ready to commit to the treatment process. Feel free to call us anytime for suggestions on how to start your journey to a clean and sober life.

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Atlantic Biotech By Atlantic biotech

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e all know that for this industry every decision should be made with the patient in mind the entire time. For facilities and laboratories alike, the patient and his or her care should be the focus. We also know that all too often it is the patients that are lost in many backroom and sideline deals, all in an effort to drum up additional money.

THE NEED Atlantic Biotech was formed with one goal in mind; the patient. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely results so that the physician can make an informed decision. We use the latest technology in LC/MS/MS to ensure that results are accurate, each and every time. We customize our panels to suit your needs, not the other way around. You know your patients best, so you know what they should be tested for on an ongoing basis. Prescriptions must be monitored heavily for the sake of the client as well as the Physician. Potential addiction, illegal drug sales, and even other health issues that can easily stem from taking too much of a medication, or even the wrong medication period, can all be prevented if the proper program is utilized. Many facilities don't care or don't pay attention to the accuracy of drug confirmation results, but we do.

happy to answer any questions or address any concerns, should they arise. Atlantic Biotech’s clients can speak directly to the decision makers at any time for any reason. Our management team consists of individuals with extensive knowledge of multiple departments throughout the laboratory. They are knowledgeable, approachable and will take the time to communicate and explain resolving any issues for our clients.

COMPLIANCE The government is cracking down on clinics/treatment centers to ensure they are operating according to specific rules and regulations. Physicians want to feel more confident that their reputations will be upheld and their clients' health will be protected according to government's standards. Since state regulations and standards should also be the same high standards of every physician, they must choose toxicology laboratories wisely. You can't believe everything you hear, so conduct your research thoroughly and ask questions. We’re not guessing what the law requires; we’re informed by some of the best attorney’s in the industry. We make sure that we’re not violating the law because we don’t want to put your facility or the patient at risk. You have enough on your mind and you don’t need to wonder about the compliance of your laboratory.

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Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches

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eciding where to seek recovery from your addiction or mental disorder is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Too many patients choose facilities that are ill-equipped to deal with their complex needs, and they unnecessarily relapse due to a hasty or uninformed decision. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches has the resources and experience to provide expert treatment to a wide range of patients, and has spent nearly 20 years helping people recover from addiction and mental illness. We have continuously expanded our treatment options to offer patients the best possible chance of recovery, positive mental health and the quality of life they deserve. We develop our treatment programs using evidence-based best practices, utilizing treatment improvement measures based on the skills and experience of industry professionals, and guidelines established by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Through extensive clinical research and evidence-based best practices, Behavioral Health of the

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Palm Beaches continues to offer more advanced addiction care and mental health treatment options to patients from all over the country. We also offer a treatment program that focuses on the therapeutic power of music. Anyone who has ever had a favorite song, or felt moved by a musical performance can attest first-hand to the therapeutic properties of music. A song has the power to take you from happy to sad and back to happy again in a matter of minutes. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches takes advantage of music's therapeutic quality in order to help our patients gain power over addiction. We offer multiple music therapy programs in addition to our other techniques. An example of a session in our group music therapies includes patients beating steadily on a drum in an effort to awaken dormant feelings. Music therapy has been proven to reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, lower blood pressure and increase a person’s motivation.

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Unity, Service, and Recovery By Clearbrook

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learbrook Treatment Centers is proud to be a partner in the recovery community with Rockers In Recovery. We strongly support their use of music to broadcast the message of recovery to those that suffer, as well as, the creation of a supportive community for those in recovery. We believe in the same concept that RIR does, the three legacies of unity, service, and recovery. When we first began speaking with the staff at RIR we dove right in with them on how they were carrying the message of sobriety through music. In November of 2012 we were proud to be amongst a group of treatment professionals sponsoring one of their events. They put on a concert of famous musicians in Pembroke P i n e s , Florida for thousands of people that share the common bond of sobriety a n d recovery. Changing your life from the hopeless condition of addiction to a life that recovery promises is not an easy task. When we are asked to change everything, some of us don’t know what is going to happen to us. We know no other way in life except for the life of addiction. 18

We don’t know how to have fun in life without the use chemicals. This is one of the greatest assets that RIR provides for the community. They show the newcomer the fellowship portion of the program. Why get sober and change your life if there is no fun in it? At the RIR Festival we saw thousands of people dancing, singing, and enjoying their lives. At different parts of the program, some very f a m o u s musicians told their stories of the perils of their addiction and what their lives are like now. We both believe in educating the public on the topic of alcoholism and drug addiction and providing help to those suffering from this disease. Through a wide media outlet Clearbrook and RIR use multiple channels to educate the public on addiction. We urge everyone that is affected to call and contact us for help and guidance. Through the use of television, radio, and internet, we are able to reach larger audiences than ever before, and offer hope to those still suffering!

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The 8 Absolutes of Relapse Prevention your life? If you ask yourself these questions honestly, you already know the answer.

By Lyle Fried

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lot of people do well in treatment, but struggle tremendously in aftercare.

“I can’t believe I relapsed. I never even saw it coming.” These are the words of many who experience relapse. Whether you’ve said them yourself or are putting together a plan against potential relapse, here are 8 absolute truths that will help lay a solid foundation for successful sobriety:

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Relapse is not a ‘suddenly’. It is a process. You are not helpless against relapse. Every day you are either moving closer to it or farther away, depending on the choices you make.

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Relapse prevention is intentional. We do recover, but we must continue to work a program of recovery. We should never leave our sobriety to chance. Laying out a protected plan for ourselves is vital to our continued sobriety. Compromising here and there with people, places and things; just a little, just enough to justify, will eventually lead us down a path of destruction. Remember, a ship just a fraction of a degree off course will eventually end up miles from the intended destination.

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Fearless honesty with self. Self protection and denial are best friends. Instead of listening to the advice of our sponsor, our therapists, our recovery mentors and those closest to us, we choose the slippery slope of denial. When we begin to think we’ve ‘got it’ or that we don’t need others input in our lives, we are in a dangerous place.

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Avoid high risk situations. Have you gradually started surrounding yourself with people you used with? Are you getting closer and closer to the fire? Do you have a desire to ‘prove to yourself’ you’ll be okay around the substances that used to control 20

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Cultivate a positive mindset. So many people struggle and relapse because they are coming from a negative mindset. “Why can’t I drink like other people? Why can’t I use successfully?” are the questions they won’t stop asking. On the other hand, those who flourish in sobriety have cultivated a love of being sober. They realize the beauty of the world around them and they want to experience it with 100% clarity. Sobriety is the higher life. It is the good life and they know it.

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Avoid isolation. Isolation is your worst enemy in recovery. Building a positive support network of people who don’t engage in substance use and are supportive of your sober lifestyle is key. Engaging in fun, sober activities on a regular basis will help develop healthy habits that will lead to a healthy lifestyle.

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Have a healthy schedule. Developing a healthy routine starts with a schedule. Structure creates a safe environment, which is especially helpful when unexpected temptations pop up. A schedule can help you run on autopilot, making proper choices out of habit, without the struggle. Relapse prevention involves spirituality. Lastly, when we are spiritually fit, we are able to turn over our problems, our lives, our schedules, and most importantly, our will over to the care of God. We realize His plans are better than our own, and we rely on His leading throughout our days.

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If you do relapse, don’t fall into shame and view it as the ultimate failure. It is this type of thinking that will keep you sick. Instead, take a look at what happened and use the event to help build a stronger foundation. Keep working your program of recovery, and know that your life has a beautiful purpose.

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MAINE LOVE OF RECOVERY MUSIC FESTIVAL "Addiction Education & Prevention Message Through Rock-N-Roll"

AUGUST 27, 2016 (GATES OPEN AT 1PM) VENUE – CLARK’S COVE FARM, 107 RIDGE RD, WALPOLE, ME 04573 Since 2011 festival attendees can go right to the recovery information tent manned all day with addiction professionals to help everyone. Each RIR Festival has bands and solo acts along with a list of 10-minute addiction professional speakers in between bands. RIR is educating while having fun in a fun, loving environment. Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good time.

10 Minute Recovery & Educational Speakers Throughout The Day: Tim Cheney, Chooper’s Foundation Debbie Falestra, Atlantic Biotech John Jensen Lyle R. Fried CAP, ICADC,CHC

Kathryn DelGuidice, CAC, ICADC, CET Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. Mary Ryan Woods, RNC, LADC, MSHS

Enjoy Live Music - Starts From 2PM– 8PM 2:00PM Sobriety Unplugged – Jam Alker, CeeFor, Paul Wilson, John McAndrew

2:30PM Brian Sances Band 3:30PM Selfish Steam 4:30PM RC.BUDAKA

6:30PM – RIR Special Guest Rockers: Band Director – George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies) Andy(Babe)Pace on Drums(Gary US Bonds) Don Taylor on the Sax (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band) Davis Mitchell on Guitar (Chillbillies) Daniel Holt on Bass (Johnny B. and The Road Dogs) Charlotte Day with the Vocals

8:00PM – The End The Rockers In Recovery® musicians who gave of their time freely to support the recovery lifestyle: Paul Wilson of Sobriety Unplugged, George Massengill on Keys (Chillbillies), Andy (Babe) Pace (Gary US Bonds), Basil Bankston (The Platters), 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), and Tommy Conwell of the Young Rumblers. Rockers In Recovery Magazine | www.rockersinrecovery.org

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