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Voices of Recovery Radio Celebrates its One Year Anniversary On-Air


May 01, 2014 --
Voices of Recovery Radio Celebrates its One Year Anniversary On-Air

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is pleased to announce that Voices of Recovery Radio is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Connecticuts leading radio station, WTIC Newstalk 1080. The show aired its first episode on May 5, 2013 and airs every Sunday morning from 5:30-6:00 AM.

Voices of Recovery is a weekly show hosted by Phil Valentine, the Executive Director for CCAR and Ann Baldwin, President of the public relations firm, Baldwin Media Marketing and long-time television and radio personality. Both people in long-term recovery, Phil and Ann bring their message of courage, strength and hope to their listeners as living proof that recovery from drugs and alcohol is possible.

Phil Valentine has been an integral component in the Recovery Community Organization since January 1999. An accomplished speaker and presenter, he has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community; in 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his efforts with an America Honors Recovery award.

To have the opportunity to share our message with so many people over the course of the past year has been a true blessing. Putting a voice and a face on recovery is our goal, and the response to this program has been truly amazing, said Phil.

Ann Baldwin has more than 20 years of expertise in the broadcasting and communications industry. By applying her knowledge of the media industry, her firm has built a national reputation for its expertise in supplying support in crisis management, media management, and marketing and presentation skills. Before establishing her own business, Ms. Baldwin worked for more than 15 years in the television news business as an anchor/reporter for stations across the country.

Over the past year, Ann and Phil have interviewed key players in putting a face and voice on recovery, such as Bill White, a pioneer in the recovery community; Art Woodard, CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Master Trainer; Greg Williams, Producer/Director of The Anonymous People documentary; Dr. Craig Allen, the Chief Medical Officer for Rushford; Christine Ohlman, long-time lead vocalist for the Saturday Night Live band and William White, author of Slaying the Dragon and considered the historian of the new recovery movement among others.

For a complete list of episodes, visit

Since 1998 the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has organized the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to put a face on recovery and to provide recovery support services to help sustain recovery. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. For more information, visit

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