Musi Cares Presents: Addiction & The Music Business

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Musi Cares Presents:  Addiction & The Music Business
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Musi Cares Presents: Addiction & The Music Business says
Doors / Snacks: 6pm
Panel Discussion: 7pm
Sponsored by ASCE, CAPS & Wellness Peer Educators, and University Centers.

Join us for an in-depth and behind-the-scenes panel discussion on addiction and life in the music business. This event features panel members Raul Pacheco (founder - Ozomatli), Billy Morrison (guitarist - Billy Idol) and Steve Ferrone (drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Harold Owens - Senior Director, MusiCares
For the past 24 years, Mr. Owens has specialized in the treatment of addiction for the entertainment, legal and medical communities.
From 1993 to 1999 Mr. Owens was the Program Director of the Exodus Treatment Center located in Marina Del Rey, CA and has served as a consultant for the State of California’s Impaired Physicians Program, implementing substance abuse treatment strategies for physicians who were either mandated to enter a program or volunteered to undergo treatment.

In 1999, Harold was hired by the MusiCares Foundation, the charity arm of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (GRAMMY Organization) as the Senior Director of the MusiCares/MAP Fund where he is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of its addiction recovery program, including treatment services, case management and provider contracts. Mr. Owens is also a frequent moderator and panelist at a number of national music industry conferences that address the problems of addiction in the music and entertainment industries.

In October 2001 and again in 2006, Harold received Official Certificates of Commendation from Mayors’ James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa for Outstanding Service in the field of Addiction Recovery.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA., Harold is a 1974 graduate of Rutgers University, where he received his B.A. English, and in 1988 he completed the UCLA Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies Program.
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By: The Loft @ UCSD