Music Heals: Addiction and Recovery is a day of programming dedicated to the power of music to heal and the role music can play in overcoming addiction and inspiring recovery. Stories will not only focus on those who have experienced addiction first hand, but also on people who have friends, family, or loved ones with these experiences.
“Addiction isn’t a personal choice or failing, but the shame and the stigma associated with it keeps many people from getting the help they need,” said KEXP’s Chief Content Officer and Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole. “Music Heals: Addiction and Recovery will be dedicated to providing information and resources about addiction and letting listeners know that they’re not alone, that it’s okay to ask for help, and that there’s a community of people in recovery ready to welcome and support them on your path to health. We aspire to uplift, inspire, and provide hope.”
As part of KEXP's Music Heals series, Macklemore talks with DJ Kevin Cole about his struggles with addiction and recovery.
The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.
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.
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.