Tag: addiction

Deryck Whibley “I can’t drink anymore”

Deryck Whibley, guitarist and frontman for the band Sum 41 (and yes, “Avril Lavigne’s ex”) has hit rock bottom with his alcoholism and was hospitalized, and even created a “rock bottom URL” and sent a sobering and heartfelt message to all his friends and fans about what happened, and how he wants to turn things around. […]

Tell Congress to Pass Second Chance Reauthorization Act!

DEC 5, 2013 – JTMP urges our supporters to contact your congress member and tell them you support second chances, and you want them to vote YES on the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or S. 1690/H.R. 3465, that extends prisoner reentry programs for an additional five years at the federal and state levels. Members of Congress from all sides have come together to introduce the bill, and it makes sense. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone deserves a second chance. These programs will help these people get access to housing, jobs and other things you need in life to survive. Please contact your congress member today and tell them you support second chances, you support the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, and tell them to vote yes!

Need to find your congress member? Find them and even get a letter/email template to send your congress member, and read more about this on the Faces and Voices of Recovery website.

Amy Winehouse Foundation Launched by Family

In what would have been her 28th birthday, Amy Winehouse's family is using the day to launch the Amy Winehouse Foundation. On the website they say, "The Amy Winehouse Foundation is being set up in Amy’s memory to support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad that provide help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addiction. ”

The website also says that until they get up and running, "Comic Relief in the UK and America Gives Back in the US have set up the Amy Winehouse Fund to receive donations in her name. ” Please donate generously to JTMP to help us spread music activist news and register voters, and these other organizations to help the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Thank you.

They plan to use proceeds to help launch and propel the organization with the release of "Body and Soul" a duet with Tony Bennet, the video of Amy and Tony performing together in the studio is below. Find out more at http://www.amywinehousefoundation.co.uk/ .