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What Tom Petty’s Cause of Death Says about Prescription Abuse

25 January 2018
Tom Petty Passes Away from Prescription Abuse

Prescription abuse strikes the music world again, this time in the death of legendary singer-songwriter Tom Petty. The former Heartbreakers front man, and musical force behind countless unforgettable hits like “American Girl”, “Won’t Back Down”, “Free Fallin”, “Last Dance with Mary Jane” and so much more, passed away on October 2nd. His cause of death […]

Australians Propose “Pill Testing” to Prevent Overdose at Music Festivals

19 January 2018
Overdose at Music Festivals

Overdose at music festivals has gotten increasingly worse over the years, particularly in the rave and electronic dance music (EDM) communities. For the past decade, the headlines have been more and more populated with young people dying or coming close to death after taking drugs that they claim “enhance their experience” at these events. In […]

Recovery Unplugged and Face The Music Foundation Partner with Kensington Christian Academy For Holiday Toy Drive

20 December 2017

Philadelphia’s Christ Bible Fellowship Church was alight with holiday cheer on December 14, as Recovery Unplugged, Face the Music Foundation and Kensington Christian Academy united to give families in need something special this season. The three organizations partnered to coordinate a toy giveaway and concert to help local families who needed a little extra help this year in […]

Maintaining Sobriety and Avoiding Relapse during the Holiday Season

6 December 2017

For most people, the holiday season represents a time to gather with family and loved ones, eat delicious and comforting food, exchange gifts, honor their culture or religion and reflect on the year. It creates a sense of enormous comfort on which they can count year after year, even in the face of chaos. For […]

Olivia Newton-John Discusses Therapeutic Benefits of Music in Cancer Care

4 October 2017

Grammy Award-winning singer, activist and breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John recently spoke about the healing benefits of music in cancer treatment. In a piece on NBC’s The Today Show, the 69-year-old Newton-John, who recently suffered a breast cancer relapse after 25 years in remission, gave the world a glimpse of the treatment and wellness facility […]

Richie Supa Debuts Powerful Music Video for “I Got This”

21 September 2017
I Got This

On September 28th, award-winning singer-songwriter, Richie Supa debuts his powerful new music video for “I Got This”.  Set your calendar to share the full-length video to help spread the message of how addiction and the Opioid epidemic is taking over our nation.  Everyone has been touched by addiction in their lives, family, friends, loved ones, […]

Warning Signs of Addiction

10 September 2017

One of the most dangerous aspects of drug addiction is simply the mental gymnastics that addicts go through as a regular part of their daily life. The denial, the justification, the entitlement; these thoughts and feelings are the ways that drug addiction protects itself, tricking the user into using more and more drugs for as […]

Point of No Return: The Effect of Addiction on the Developing Brain

2 August 2017
Face The Music Point of No Return: The Effect of Addiction on the Developing Brain

When discussing how to best treat drug addiction in the US, the bulk of the conversation tends to lean toward, “How do we get addicts clean?” rather than debating as to how addiction can be prevented in the first place. It seems this is a crucial talking point, but the truth is that preventing drug […]