Flo Rida Performs Live to Support Musicares’ Addiction Recovery ProgramsPosted on: November 22nd, 2016 by SoFlaNights.com
Richie Supa, songwriter/guitarist of Aerosmith’s GRAMMY-winning “Pink” and director of creative recovery on behalf of Recovery Unplugged® Treatment Center, a South Florida-based addiction care organization blazing new trails in the treatment of chemical dependency; Jessie Allen, project manager for The Recording Academy® Florida Chapter representing the MusiCares Foundation® which provides a wide range of assistance for members of the music industry; and Flo Rida, GRAMMY®-nominated rapper, joined forces to to raise awareness and support MusiCares addiction recovery programs.
Flo Rida performed his hits “I Cry” and “Good Feeling,” and provide an inspirational talk to Recovery Unplugged clients to create awareness surrounding MusiCares® addiction recovery programs. Flo Rida also discussed his uphill climb as a musician and how he could have benefitted from MusiCares’ resources when he was a struggling musician in his hometown of Carol City. Richie Supa also performed the title track from his recent recovery-themed album, Enemy.
The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist, and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings.
The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation and RBC Capital Markets, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
Photos by: Natalia Garcia