SOURCE: Recovery Radio Show

September 09, 2005 15:22 ET

Katrina, 9/11 and Other Trauma Spark Addictive Behaviors

LIVE Recovery Radio Show Voices Warning for All Afflicted With Trauma, Addictions

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 9, 2005 --


WHEN:

Saturday, September 10, 2005, 6-8 p.m. PDT

WHAT:

The Recovery Radio Show is one of the fastest growing LIVE call-in terrestrial radio programs in America, and one of few addressing the disease of chemical and behavioral addictions. This Saturday night, the program will warn listeners that traumatic stressful events as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect addicts who experience the life-threatening, catastrophic event, such as Katrina. Because of the Katrina devastation, displaced addicts are undergoing forced detoxification because of the limited access to drugs and alcohol leading to social chaos and crime.

Throughout the Katrina devastation, watch out for stress-related effects, which can propel recovering addicts into relapse, as well as to awaken latent addiction in those addicts who have not yet manifested their disease.

LIVE CALL-IN HOTLINE NUMBER FOR ADVICE: 1 (888) 275-2240

WHERE:

The show airs LIVE on ABC Radio Network, local radio affiliate KKLA-FM, 99.5 and 11 affiliate stations nationwide. Listen LIVE via Internet or download the podcast from www.recoveryradioshow.com.

  - KKLA-FM (99.5) Los Angeles
  - KNUU-AM (970)  Las Vegas
  - KFNX-AM (1100) Phoenix
  - WORL-AM (660)  Orlando
  - WELP-AM (1360) Greenville, SC
  - KCNW-AM (1380) Kansas City, KS
  - WLMR-AM (1450) Chattanooga, TN
  - WSKY-AM (1230) Ashville, NC
  - WFAM-AM (1050) Augusta, GA
  - KXKS-AM (1190) Albuquerque, NM
  - WQXA-AM (1250) York, PA
WHO:

Co-hosts and both recovering addicts, Bob Munck and Dr. Steve Groth, will lend advice, take calls, share personal experience with the goal of helping listeners to regain balance in their lives through recovery. Bios available online. Recovery Radio Show is a program developed by the non-profit Organization, Recovery Radio Ministries, based in Aliso Viejo.

FACTS:

Addictions in America consumes $400 billion dollars compared to Katrina's estimated $100 billion. More than 1/3 third of U.S. population is afflicted or related to addiction.

CONTACT:

For media inquiries, pre-show interviews or more information, contact David Jahr, APR (949) 874-2667, jahrapr@recoveryradioshow.com

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