Melissa Etheridge and Danny Trejo Co-Chair Mobilize Recovery Bus Tour to Raise Awareness About Addiction (EXCLUSIVE)

Melissa Etheridge and Danny Trejo are among the co-chairs of this year’s Mobilize Recovery initiative.

Kicking off from Los Angeles on Sept. 20, Mobilize Recovery Across America 2024 will depart on a cross-country bus tour, stopping in 15 cities during September and October. At each stop, community members, partners, and volunteers will offer community trainings, listening sessions, overdose response supports, and they will engage local policymakers and communities on issues that matter to the recovery movement.

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“Building community is at the heart of the recovery movement,” Mobilize Recovery executive director Ryan Hampton said in a statement Thursday. “This tour will help center the voices, experiences and hard work of local communities across the country who are on the frontlines of America’s addiction and mental health crisis. Each person’s recovery journey is unique and should be celebrated. Through this unifying experience, we hope to shine a light on their stories — and uplift recovery to the masses in a unique, meaningful and moving way.”

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Activations during the bus stops include distributing overdose prevention education, moderated roundtables and TEDx-style talks about addiction, recovery and mental health.

Additional co-chairs include “American Idol” winner Noah Thompson, Fitz and the Tantrums, former NBA player Chris Herren, Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon (Administrator of SAMHSA), Neil Potts (VP of Trust and Safety at Meta) and Dr. Karen DeSalvo (Chief Health Officer at Google).

The bus tour route and local events will be announced through Mobilize Recovery’s Facebook page on June 10 and on their website. Individuals and community organizations interested in participating are encouraged to sign up for updates at

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