Rock to Recovery:
Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation

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.

Book Signing Dates

For those who want to meet the authors in person, we have a book signing tour scheduled for July and August.

Inspiration for the Book

Music Is The Medicine

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.

About The Authors

Wes Geer

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

Praise for:

Rock to Recovery: Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation

"Page-turning stories from [a] revolutionary program..."

- Dr. Allan Leslie Combs, PhD
President Emeritus of The Society for Consciousness Studies

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- Dr. Allan Leslie Combs, PhD
President Emeritus of The Society for Consciousness Studies

"Page-turning stories from [a] revolutionary program..."
“Rock to Recovery…is both inspiring and instructive.”

- Aloe Blacc
GRAMMY Nominated Artist

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- Aloe Blacc
GRAMMY Nominated Artist

“Rock to Recovery…is both inspiring and instructive.”
“This powerful and deeply moving book will save lives.”

- Dr. Caroline Heldman, PhD
Critical Theory & Social Justice Department Chair, Occidental College

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- Dr. Caroline Heldman, PhD
Critical Theory & Social Justice Department Chair, Occidental College

“This powerful and deeply moving book will save lives.”
“This book brings insight to how music really is the universal healer.”

- Shavo Odadjian
System of a Down and North Kingsley

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- Shavo Odadjian
System of a Down and North Kingsley

“This book brings insight to how music really is the universal healer.”
“Authors Constance Scharff and Wesley Geer are certainly onto something with their Rock to Recovery® program.”

- Judy Muller
Emmy award winning journalist

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- Judy Muller
Emmy award winning journalist

“Authors Constance Scharff and Wesley Geer are certainly onto something with their Rock to Recovery® program.”
“Rock to Recovery® shows the vibrancy and excitement that sobriety can rock!”

- Acey Slade, Murderdolls, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Dope

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- Acey Slade, Murderdolls, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Dope

“Rock to Recovery® shows the vibrancy and excitement that sobriety can rock!”
“These stories about the work Rock to Recovery® does proves just how powerful music can be as a healing force…”

– Jonathan Davis, Singer for the GRAMMY award-winning band Korn

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– Jonathan Davis, Singer for the GRAMMY award-winning band Korn

“These stories about the work Rock to Recovery® does proves just how powerful music can be as a healing force…”
“There are few things that transform my darkest moments like music and the arts. Rock to Recovery shows how that power can work for anyone.”

– Brandon Lee, Emmy Award winning journalist, author Mascara Boy, TV news anchor

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– Brandon Lee, Emmy Award winning journalist, author Mascara Boy, TV news anchor

“There are few things that transform my darkest moments like music and the arts. Rock to Recovery shows how that power can work for anyone.”
“This moving new book will allow Rock to Recovery® to expand their incredible work and bring needed, inspiring stories of recovery to many.”

– Genevieve Morton, Entrepreneur and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

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– Genevieve Morton, Entrepreneur and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

“This moving new book will allow Rock to Recovery® to expand their incredible work and bring needed, inspiring stories of recovery to many.”
“It’s beautiful to witness Rock to Recovery® help so many people improve their long-term growth and recovery.”

– Erica Krusen, LMFT, Managing Director, Mental Health & Addiction Services, MusiCares

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– Erica Krusen, LMFT, Managing Director, Mental Health & Addiction Services, MusiCares

“It’s beautiful to witness Rock to Recovery® help so many people improve their long-term growth and recovery.”
“Rock to Recovery has a powerful heartbeat. When one heart tunes in, it can heal the other.”

– Eden Sassoon, The Sassoon Way – Beauty and Wellness show on Sway TV and Season 7 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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– Eden Sassoon, The Sassoon Way – Beauty and Wellness show on Sway TV and Season 7 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

“Rock to Recovery has a powerful heartbeat. When one heart tunes in, it can heal the other.”
“The devotion of Rock to Recovery...is inspiring, and America’s Airmen continue to thrive thanks to the Rock to Recovery team. You guys Rock!”

– Maj Gen Chris Azzano, Air Force Test Center Commander, Edwards AFB, California

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– Maj Gen Chris Azzano, Air Force Test Center Commander, Edwards AFB, California

“The devotion of Rock to Recovery...is inspiring, and America’s Airmen continue to thrive thanks to the Rock to Recovery team. You guys Rock!”
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Want to hear the music created in a Rock to Recovery session?

Check out some of our favorite songs on this SoundCloud playlist.