Podcast with Paul Pellinger, Chief Strategy Officer at Recovery Unplugged

Paul is an innovator in addiction treatment with a career that spans over 20 years. He has worked as a counselor, manager, court appointed liaison, and consultant. Over the years Paul has helped open some of the most successful treatment facilities in South Florida, along with providing career changing opportunities to those whom share the same passion of helping those in need. As Chief Strategy Officer, Paul brings his years of wisdom and insight directly to Recovery Unplugged staff and clients. Our Editor Nicola spoke to Paul recently about the ethos and program behind the Recovery Unplugged name. You can contact and find out more about Recovery Unplugged here.     Continue reading

Sofa Safari – Music by Lily Louche

This is a song I wrote on ukulele. Sofa Safari is a deceptively sweet song I wrote to an ex-boyfriend. The mood acts as a counterweight to a much earlier (and rawer) beat poem entitled “You, selfish You”, which was (you might guess) rich in resentment. This only goes to show what a great healer time can be. Sadly the ex has never heard the sweet song – only the rageful poem. Predictably – him being an active addict –  he loved the poem because it was bitingly funny, bitter and most importantly it was all about him. I wonder how he’s doing now. This is going out to all of you and the ex –  with love.   Continue reading

Podcast with Ricky Byrd

    I talk to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Ricky Byrd, about his new album “Clean Getaway.” He talks about his outreach programs and how he is using music and the proceeds of this album to support, educate and empower those with substance use disorders. The album is available across all music platforms and can be purchased at this link https://www.cleangetaway.nyc/   Continue reading