B-RAiN Raps for Recovery!

  After battling his own addiction, Brian McCall, under the name “B-RAiN” brings recovery focused rap music while touring the country. Brian has been sober for nearly a decade. He tours with his group Cloud Gang and together they endeavor to break the stigma of addiction treatment and connecting those in recovery. As an Outreach Coordinator for Foundations Recovery Center, an Amatus-managed facility, Brian helps people enter into treatment, and begin their path to recovery. Brian grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In hindsight he says he can now see the earliest signs of trouble in his behavior. Even as a young child, stealing, fighting and acting out helped him find some temporary reprieve from the “noise” that he could not escape; intense anxiety about how the world viewed him, and how he viewed himself. This behavior also meant that he had experience with institutions from an early age.… Continue reading

The Recovery Unplugged Story – By Richie Supa

  Early in my recovery I went to an NA Convention and I heard a girl share. “All my life I kept the right ones out and let the wrong ones in.” That was a life changing moment for me that lead to the writing of “Amazing” with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. After an emotional response from people in recovery the seed was planted to eventually start writing songs about Addiction. I started going to treatment centers with just my guitar and playing songs about my journey through addiction calling it Recovery Unplugged. I witnessed the client’s break down and cry relating to the songs. Something very healing started happening, and I began to see the possibilities of music as magical medicine. From there my heart told me I needed to quit looking for Grammy’s and to focus on giving back. I always say you can’t keep what you got… Continue reading