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WVIA Original Special Presentation Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll: The Journey of Addiction' to air September 23 during National Recovery Month
(2013-09-03)
(wvia) - To commemorate September as National Recovery Month, WVIA presents the broadcast premiere of the WVIA Original Special Presentation "Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll: The Journey of Addiction" on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Hosted by Erin Anastos, a recovering drug user, the program sheds light on the dangers of addiction through candid interviews with musicians, Chuck Negron and Andy "Babe" Pace, who share their stories of alcohol, drugs, and the effects to their careers and families.

Chuck Negron founded the 70's rock band Three Dog Night with Danny Hutton and Corey Wells. The group had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits including 3 number one songs. Negron's story includes multiple trips to rehab and a son, who was born addicted to Heroin and Methadone.

In his over 30 year career as a drummer Andy "Babe" Pace performed with the Cover Girls, Taylor Dane and Gary US Bonds. The biggest moment came with C and C Music Factory when he performed on their 1991 hit song "Gonna Make You Sweat," which sold over 8 million copies. Along with his success came addictions to alcohol and drugs including Heroin. Both Chuck Negron and Andy "Babe" Pace long journeys continue to this day. WVIA hopes their stories will inform and inspire those who need help to reach out and begin their own journey to recovery.

Encore presentations of the WVIA Original Special Presentation "Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll: The Journey of Addiction" can be seen on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

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