Christopher Kennedy Lawford to Join Dr. Jamie Marich on “Recovery Matters”

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, New York Times Best-Selling Author and addiction activist set to discuss definitions of recovery on the premiere show of “Recovery Matters” with Dr. Jamie Marich.

Online PR News – 28-October-2010 – – Phoenix, AZ ( onlineprnews ) October 27, 2010 - Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that nationally acclaimed author and addiction activist, Christopher Kennedy Lawford will join Dr. Jamie Marich, host of “Recovery Matters” on the Voice America Health and Wellness Channel ( Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford joins addiction psychiatrist Christina Delos Reyes, M.D. on this inaugural broadcast of “Recovery Matters,” a show launched by Dr. Jamie Marich of Youngstown, OH to promote open, interactive dialogue on issues of addiction and recovery. During this first episode, Lawford, Delos Reyes and Marich will discuss what recovery actually means. Recovery is a word that often gets “thrown around” in our collective language, but in order to launch an entire series on issues of addiction recovery, we must first stop to explore what it really means, according to host Marich.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, and outspoken advocate raising awareness on the public health issues of addiction and Hepatitis C. His memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal (2005), chronicles his own, near fatal battle with drug addiction and recovery. The son of actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy (sister to John and Robert Kennedy), Lawford’s memoir candidly explores the joys and struggles of his own life, and countless people have been inspired by his experience, strength, and hope. Lawford, whose face you might recognize from his public service announcements on A&E, has now been in recovery for over 24 years. In 2009, his book Moments of Clarity, a collection of spiritual epiphanies experienced by those in recovery, also reached the New York Times Best Seller list. Lawford is also the co-author of Healing Hepatitis C. Visit his website and blog at:

Christina Delos Reyes, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is Board-Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). She is the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and also teaches medical students and residents. Since 2000, she has served as the Medical Consultant to the Ohio SAMI CCOE (Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence), a statewide training and technical assistance organization dedicated to evidence-based practices. In 2009, following a decade of work in community mental health, she was appointed as the Chief Clinical Officer of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County.

For more information about “Recovery Matters” and show host Dr. Jamie Marich, please go to the show’s site:

Recovery Matters airs live on Thursdays at 3 PM Pacific / 5 PM Central / 6 PM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel. To access the show, log on at All shows will be available in Dr. Jamie Marich’s Content Library on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel for on-demand and podcast download.

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