21 Jan 20
Changing lives one gig at a time …
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement aiming to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery.
Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need. Melia announced the movement in September 2019 during Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. It has been slowly growing ever since.
Musicians from all backgrounds and experience can hold fundraising gigs to support those struggling with addiction to receive the help they need and change perceptions about recovery. Whether it’s in a big arena, a local community centre or a backyard, each and every gig makes a difference.
Anyone who shares Turn Up For Recovery’s passion for tackling the stigma around addiction and making abstinence based recovery available to all can get involved by following and sharing TUFR’s messages on social media or by attending local TUFR gigs. Money raised goes towards helping people in need go through treatment at Crossroads Centre Antigua, which provides medical, physical and psychological support in a safe environment and other abstinence-based recovery charities.
Learn more about Turn Up For Recovery HERE
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