MANY PATHS ONE DESTINATION 2019
This annual event gathers people from the many paths of recovery to celebrate our common goal of freedom from addiction, to increase awareness of addiction and recovery, and to inspire collaboration and community.
2019 SPEAKER LINEUP
Comedian, Event MC
Rick is lead vocalist, songwriter, harmonicist with his four-piece electric blues band Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. Years of worldwide touring and a series of critically acclaimed recordings have earned
Rick five Blues Music Awards, with three in 2018 for Band of the Year, Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year “The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere”. With 33 years of recovery, Rick will share his story and play some of his music, accompanied by fellow band member and guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen.
Athletes in Recovery
As a former NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 10 years, Randy used prescription pills to treat his career-related injuries, fueling an addiction that would last for 20+ years. Upon retiring from the NFL, Randy fell deeper into his addiction—eventually jeopardizing his family and risking everything. Finally, Randy asked for help. “I literally crawled into treatment. I prayed that God would open the gates of heaven and let me in. Instead, he opened the gates of hell and let me out!” A strong advocate for recovery, Randy launched “Athletes in Recovery” to remove the stigma of addiction and help athletes, their families, and others find addiction treatment and recovery resources. Randy is a frequent commentator on NFL Network, Anderson Cooper, CNN, Fox Sports, MSNBC, SiriusXM Sports, and others.
Adriana has been involved
in the arts for over 30 years as filmmaker, visual artist, dancer, arts curator, and creative therapist. She’s a
leader in her work as expressive arts therapist and arts/movement educator specializing in trauma, grief, and addiction recovery. Adriana teaches internationally, was awarded 2016 Artist of the Year by In Recovery magazine, and is now directing The Creative High, a documentary focused on artists who faced addiction.
Recovery, Nutrition, and Exercise
Successful transition to long-term recovery includes shifting from identification as a “convict” to a “recovering person.” This can be a difficult identity transition. Moderator Regina Caudill, M.A. Forensic Psychology, and 3 panel members who have made this transition will talk about the challenges they faced and the strategies they used to make this important shift.
Panel: Steve Maggetti, Andrea Cornett, Jesus De La Cerda