Tens of thousands of Americans die from substance abuse and suicide each year. Millions more suffer from mental health disorders. This book shares eighteen stories of people who have transformed their lives, and in each, music was a key component. From veterans to the sex trafficked to rock stars, you’ll discover a variety of experiences in this book, each finding healing through music.
For those who struggle
Our intention is that this book helps anyone grappling with addiction, mental health or trauma related issues, find hope and inspiration.
If you or someone you love is wrestling with these issues, please know there is a way out, and you are not alone.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book supports Rock to Recovery’s charitable services.
Rock to Recovery® is an innovative, therapeutic music program serving more than one hundred addiction treatment and mental health facilities in the USA. By writing, playing, and recording music as a group, non-musicians are able to build a community of support, find enthusiasm for treatment, and realize that recovery is possible.
Veterans, trauma survivors, youth and those struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues can recover with connection. You too can use music to heal.
Wes has been a professional musician for over 25 years. He first gained success as a founding member of Hed P.E. and later as touring guitarist with the legendary band Korn. When the Korn gig was coming to an end, Wes was moved to find a way to proliferate the use of playing music as a treatment modality. He founded Rock to Recovery®, an innovative music program that harnesses the healing energy of music through songwriting, playing as a band, and recording.
Constance Scharff, PhD
Constance is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. Her research centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes among veterans, addicts and the mentally ill. Dr. Scharff is coauthor of the Amazon.com best-selling book, Ending Addiction for Good and the award-winning poetry book Meeting God at Midnight.
Image by Travis Commeau
- Dr. Allan Leslie Combs, PhD
President Emeritus of The Society for Consciousness Studies
- Aloe Blacc
GRAMMY Nominated Artist
- Dr. Caroline Heldman, PhD
Critical Theory & Social Justice Department Chair, Occidental College
- Shavo Odadjian
System of a Down and North Kingsley
- Judy Muller
Emmy award winning journalist
- Acey Slade, Murderdolls, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Dope
– Jonathan Davis, Singer for the GRAMMY award-winning band Korn
– Brandon Lee, Emmy Award winning journalist, author Mascara Boy, TV news anchor
– Genevieve Morton, Entrepreneur and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
– Erica Krusen, LMFT, Managing Director, Mental Health & Addiction Services, MusiCares
– Eden Sassoon, The Sassoon Way – Beauty and Wellness show on Sway TV and Season 7 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
– Maj Gen Chris Azzano, Air Force Test Center Commander, Edwards AFB, California
Check out some of our favorite songs on this SoundCloud playlist.