All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
Optimum Performance Institute (OPI) recently began working with Brandon Jordan and Rock to Recovery (rocktorecovery.org) as part of their addictions treatment track. Participants meet with Brandon for two hours weekly to write, perform and record original music.
Rock to Recovery is an innovative music program that harnesses the healing energy of music through songwriting, playing as a band, and recording. Rock to Recovery founded in 2012 by Wesley Geer, formerly of the band Korn. The program provides more than 400 sessions each month in 100+ facilities in California, Oregon, and Tennessee. The program administrators are rockstars, professional recording artists and/or touring musicians with significant sobriety. These musicians use the Rock to Recovery program to help non-musicians enjoy and benefit from the healing power of playing music and singing. Music is the medicine.
Brandon Jordan has been a professional musician all of his adult life. He founded the infamous punk band KillRadio (Columbia Records) in 2002 and toured the world with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and Rise Against, until his drug addiction made performing impossible. He got treatment with the support of MusicCares in 2007 and has been sober for more than a decade. Now, Brandon brings the power of music to those in need through Rock to Recovery. He works nationally with the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program and in the Los Angeles area with veterans, at-risk teens, and individuals in treatment for addiction or mental illness. He has written more than 3500 songs with those in the Rock to Recovery program. Currently, Brandon conducts 22 sessions a week, serving approximately 250 people. He also engages in solo music projects and plays with the Rock to Recovery band, Sacred Sons.
OPI participants really enjoy having Rock to Recovery and the concept of music therapy as part of their addictions track. One in particular likes the way Brandon Jordan structures the group. He has personally been utilizing music as a therapeutic tool for ten years. He was very enthusiastic about OPI offering this type of therapy, especially in the format presented by Brandon and Rock to Recovery.
About Optimum Performance Institute
Optimum Performance Institute (OPI) was founded in 2003 and Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited and located in the San Fernando Valley. OPI offers treatment focused on complex mental health diagnosis and challenges for young adults ages 17-28. Participants engage in real life experiences in an urban setting and work with a multidisciplinary team to forge the path to lasting independence.