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A PUNKSTER PUTS IT DOWN

A PUNKSTER PUTS IT DOWN

Nate Lawler, 37, front-man for the punk band Death on Wednesday, is now clean and sober after coming close to losing everything to addictions.

 
Sober Coach on Tour

Sober Coach on Tour

When you think about the people on a music tour, you probably envision partying artists and groupies, and frantic managers. In recent years, however, the Vans Warped Tour has added another person you might be surprised to learn about:

 
KoRn Rocker: “Been there, done that … It’s better this way”

KoRn Rocker: “Been there, done that … It’s better this way”

Editor’s Note: This is the second of three interviews with musicians who are rocking the stage… and sobriety.

 
The Problem with Pot

The Problem with Pot

With legalized pot – and it’s THC levels – rising quickly, concerns about its effects on society are doing the same. When we give the green light to marijuana use, we may also be failing our people – especially our youth.

 
Sobriety, Center stage:

Sobriety, Center stage:

SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL …SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL … It’s a chant that has been ringing out from the stages of concerts and festivals since before the famed Woodstock in 1969.

 
Make the Most of Your Sober Summer

Make the Most of Your Sober Summer

Here, Renew catches up with Dr. Nancy Sobel to talk some of the favorite ways she, and you, can have a healthy blast this summer.

 
Welcome to The Lighter Side

Welcome to The Lighter Side

Humor blogger Debra McKenna debuts with a study in head-banging and other hard-to-kick behaviors.

 
Keeping it, by giving back

Keeping it, by giving back

Farewell Mike R., and thank you for all you did for my son and the spirit of the program. The latest from April Pfrogner ...

 
The time is now

The time is now

Keeping it in the moment takes some practice, but when you're in it you are fully experiencing life. The latest from Dr. Harris Stratyner in Clean Living.

 
The business of meditation

The business of meditation

You know you're supposed to dress for success, but have you heard the latest about meditating? Latest news ...

 
Recovery Spotlight: Steven Tyler

Recovery Spotlight: Steven Tyler

"Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that`s dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that`s what happened."

 
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