Concert to Face Addiction

On October 4, 2015, tens of thousands of people came to the Nation’s Capital for a remarkable concert to raise awareness for addiction and recovery. It was the first time major musicians, politicians, athletes, journalists and authors came together in support of the 45 million Americans and their families affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

The Concert to Face Addiction–on the National Mall at the foot of the Washington Monument–featured passionate and unforgettable performances from Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, The Fray, Jonathan Butler, John Rzeznik and Tommy Sims, with special messages from President Obama, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Major funding support to bring this special to life was provided by the Morgan le Fay Dreams Foundation.

meyer_artists-271 The Concert to Face Addiction began airing on public television around the country in late September and ran in major markets through November. Markets included: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Denver, St. Louis, Miami, Dallas, Milwaukee and many smaller markets in between.

Local PBS affiliate stations that originally scheduled may continue to show the Concert. You can search the PBS station finder tool here: or reach out to your local affiliate station with the link to this page  Ask them to contact WETA or log into WETA’s station relations portal for information on how they can bring this groundbreaking program to your community.

The Concert to Face Addiction broadcast special provided a tremendous opportunity to relive the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on October 4, 2015, and to spread the word about Facing Addiction and our efforts to unite the 45 million Americans impacted by addiction.

For more information about how you can take specific actions and get involved in the movement, click here.  Also, this document will provide a good summary: Facing Addiction Action Agenda Summary Sheet.

A final thought: You can see or hear more about the 10-4-15 UNITE To Face Addiction Rally at this link. We hope you enjoy! If you’d like to receive ongoing information about our work, sign up here:

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