Rock to Recoveryby Balboa Horizons | August 14, 2017
Rock to Recovery gives individuals in all manner of recovery a chance to create original music working as a group—in essence, forming a band—with professional musicians also in recovery. This innovative program was launched and incubated at Balboa Horizons Recovery Services in Orange County, California, and is now in over 30 treatment centers. Rock to Recovery was most recently picked up by Wounded Warrior as a therapeutic tool for trauma treatment in working with veterans recovering from PTSD.
Rock to Recovery was founded on 12/12/12 by Wesley Greer, a professional musician for over 20 years. Wes first found success as the founding member of Jive Records artist Hed P.E. as a guitarist, songwriter, and producer. After touring the world for eight years, Wes left the band for a lifestyle change and ultimately landed in rehab. Then in 2010, at almost three years sober, he was approached to play with the legendary band Korn. He joined Korn and worked with them as their touring guitarist for the next several years, traveling to 42 countries, headlining shows, playing to crowds of 80,000 people, and appearing on a number of recordings and cable and TV shows. Wes’s music has been featured in many feature films, video games, radio and television shows.
During Wes’s time in treatment, he recognized the important role that music played in his own recovery. He also realized that music as a therapeutic tool within a group setting was a powerful tool missing from the standard treatment curriculum. It became his dream to create a music program that could help all those in need, and Rock to Recovery was born.
Since its inception, Rock to Recovery has worked with over 30 different treatment programs, at 65 locations from San Diego to Malibu and Las Vegas. Over 225 Rock to Recovery sessions are held each month—several thousand bands have been formed, and several thousand songs have been written and recorded.
IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION OR MENTAL ILLNESS – BALBOA HORIZONS CAN HELP INSPIRE CHANGE AND TRANSFORM THEIR LIFE TOWARD THE PATH OF RECOVERY.