Addiction Recovery

MusiCares operates an Addiction Recovery Program that recognizes those issues unique to musicians in recovery at any stage of their career and whether they are on tour or performing locally.

Free Recovery Groups
MusiCares is aware that inpatient treatment is the first step toward long-term sobriety. The most challenging work of the recovering music person comes when the client leaves treatment and is immersed back into their daily lives. Now clean and sober, they can most often encounter the daily triggers and temptations of individuals, and certain lifestyle behaviors that got them into trouble, leading them to seek help to save their own lives. They are again faced with bandmates or friends who are still using, schedules that are erratic, clubs and venues that are redolent of their former lifestyles, and almost daily cues to use. To assist our clients in recovery, MusiCares offers various types of free recovery support groups in Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Fort Collins, Colo. These groups offer a safe environment in which clients can discuss the challenges of staying clean and sober in the music industry. For more information about any of the groups listed below, please contact one of our MusiCares offices.


Cyber Emotional Support Groups in Partnership with ASCAP

Feeling stressed or anxious about the state of the music industry at the moment? Feeling down or simply needing a bit of community and support? Please join us weekly for one of our confidential cyber support groups. These groups are free of charge and occur weekly. Contact the group leader below for more information and dial-in instructions.

Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. CT, and 9 p.m. ET
Thursdays @ 4 p.m. PT, 6 p.m. CT, and 8 p.m. ET | 615.279.3663


Cyber Addiction Recovery Support Groups

A little deeper than a 12-step meeting and note quite as intense as a process group, MusiCares offers a variety of weekly groups for the recovering community. Groups are free of charge and open to any music person interested in attending. Contact one of the group leaders below for more information and dial-in instructions.

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday: 2 - 3 p.m.

David Roberti

Austin, TX
Thursday: 2 - 3 p.m.

Anita Jung

New York, NY
Tuesday: 4 - 5 p.m.

Victoria Mierlak

Fort Collins, CO
Wednesday: 6 - 7 p.m.

Marti Reid

New Orleans, LA
Thursday: 4 - 5 p.m.

August Boyd

To download the full schedule of all free group sessions, click here



Safe Harbor Room
MusiCares has become a leading force in the effort to identify, raise awareness of and address the problems of addiction in our industry. In addition to the financial assistance that is available, MusiCares also provides addiction recovery support through its Safe Harbor Room program, supported by the Bohemian Foundation. MusiCares established its first Safe Harbor Room backstage at the 39th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast to provide a support system to artists and crew members struggling with addiction issues. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, the Safe Harbor Room offers a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares has expanded the Safe Harbor Room program to include locations and venues throughout the country.