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Music Heals: Addiction and Recovery
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Thank you to everyone who tuned in and shared their story on May 24th for Music Heals. Check out interviews and resources from the day below.


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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Struggles of Addiction and Starting Over

As part of KEXP's Music Heals series, Macklemore talks with DJ Kevin Cole about his struggles with addiction and recovery.


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Music Heals: Wanz Opens Up About Alcoholism and Life on the Other Side of Recovery

The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.


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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Opiate Epidemic

According to a 2015 report from Washington State's Office of the Attorney General, the majority of drug overdose deaths — more than six out of ten — involve an opioid. In this web exclusive interview, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole and Macklemore address the epidemic.


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Music Heals: DJ Kevin Cole on Addiction and His Personal Resurrection Day

In this very special piece for Music Heals, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole offers the powerful story of his own relationship with alcohol and drugs in the hopes of reminding fellow addicts: you are not alone.


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Music Heals: Julien Baker on Addiction and Finding Your Place in the World

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker opens up about her experiences with addiction and finding the place where she belongs.


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Music Heals: Peter Buck on His New Project Arthur Buck, Addiction, and Recovery

The legendary R.E.M. guitarist discusses collaborating with Joseph Arthur and the choices he’s made to make room for hope in his life.


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"Music has incredible power,” says KEXP Morning Show host John Richards. “I hear from listeners every day about a song or a lyric that helped them heal, process, grieve or just find the strength to go on.”

Through the Music Heals series, KEXP uses curated music, interviews, listener stories and live events to help people in our community understand they are not alone. Music can provide comfort, validation, encouragement, consolation, perspective, catharsis, and community, and the Music Heals series explores how music can also heal our bodies and lift our spirits.Use the navigation to the left to explore the different topics: Addiction, Cancer, Mental Health, and Death & Music.

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