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Legendary DJ and EDM Artist Avicii Dead of Suicide

27 April 2018

Another life has been cut tragically short by mental illness. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) superstar Tim Bergling, known to the world as Avicii, was found dead last week in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman. He was just 28 years old. Avicii’s family released a statement a few days later, confirming that his death was […]


23 April 2018

It’s no secret that Demi Lovato is in recovery for her co-occurring disorders – addiction, bulimia, bipolar disorder, and self-harm issues. She has been on the right path with her sobriety and keeping her other mental health disorders in check for over five years. What we didn’t know about was her mysterious disappearance from the […]

Macklemore Weighs in on the Opioid Addiction Crisis in Time Interview

26 February 2018
Macklemore talks about opioid addiction.

Award-winning recording artist and long-time addiction recovery advocate Macklemore recently spoke with Time Magazine about his experience battling substance abuse and his journey to recovery. The piece is the latest installment of the Opioid Diaries, a series of profiles that Time has commissioned in an effort to chronicle the full scope of the American opioid […]

Demi Lovato’s Upcoming Tour to Feature Free Therapy Sessions for Fans

8 February 2018

In a first-of-its-kind move and true show of devotion to her fans, Demi Lovato is offering free therapy sessions for concert attendees battling mental health issues. The acclaimed singer’s national bid to support her newest release Tell Me You Love Me, will include a partnership with the Los Angeles-based CAST Centers, an organization offering care […]

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 […]