Choices Recovery and Kevin Sorbo Discuss Substance Abuse in Hollywood

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Choices Founder Per Wickstrom talks about Addiction in the Entertainment Industry with Kevin Sorbo, star of TV’s “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” at this year's 2015 Oscar's event at the end of February at the Beverly Hilton.

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There’s a huge problem in this city,” said Sorbo. “We are in an industry that deals with a lot of negativity. There’s certainly enough that have a hard time coping with it, drinking and drugs and all that kind of stuff. We hear these stories all the time.

February 21st, 2015 saw the transformation of the Stardust Penthouse on the rooftop of the luxurious Beverly Hilton into the EcoLuxe Lounge, sponsored by Choices Recovery. Overlooking the impressive Los Angeles skyline, this event was a gathering of some of the world’s top providers of ecologically sound and socially conscious products and services. Debbie Durkin of Durkin Entertainment, LA’s leading producer of sustainable product TV and film placement, was the organizing force behind the EcoLuxe Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” party, which were hosted by TV’s Gretchen Christine Rossi and AMP Radio’s Chris Booker.

“We were absolutely thrilled to be a part of the EcoLuxe Lounge and to honor the 2015 Oscar Awards nominees,” commented Choices Recovery Founder Per Wickstrom. “Having the opportunity to speak with so many Hollywood notables was an absolute pleasure, and we were grateful for the chance to inform people about what the Choices treatment program is all about, which is offering holistic options in the recovery from addiction.”

Kevin Sorbo Discusses Addiction & Recovery with Per Wickstrom

One of the many attendees who dropped by the EcoLuxe Lounge to learn more about the products and services featured there was Kevin Sorbo, the star of TV’s “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” among many other roles. Sorbo took a few moments to speak with Per about the issues of substance abuse and addiction in Hollywood. “There’s a huge problem in this city,” he said. “We are in an industry that deals with a lot of negativity. There’s certainly enough that have a hard time coping with it, drinking and drugs and all that kind of stuff. We hear these stories all the time.”

Oscar nominees from films including The Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy, American Sniper, Whiplash and The Theory of Everything showed up to the EcoLuxe Lounge on this unforgettable day-long event. Some of the other notable attendees at the EcoLuxe Lounge included: Elise Robertson (Oscar Nominee American Sniper Best Picture), Jason Canovas (Oscar Nominee The Hobbit: Sound Editing), Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Oscar Nominee Guardians of the Galaxy: Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling), Lisa Bruce (Oscar Nominee The Theory of Everything: Best Picture), Ben Wilkins (Oscar Winner Whiplash: Best Sound Mixing), Claudia Wells (Back To The Future), Jason Davis (Celebrity Rehab), Frank Stallone (Rocky) and Chase Masterson (General Hospital, ER).

For more information on this interview or Choices Recovery go to http://www.crehab.org or call 844-218-9105.

Full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57hX6Ha3fzk

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