Chasing the News

stone cold sober

Episode 10

From the Ashes

Anthony Brown, Wendy Adamson & Manny Mendez

“Maintaining sobriety through 2021 and beyond”



Anthony Brown

RN, Author of
From Park Bench to Park Avenue

Wendy Adamson 

Author of Mother Load: A memoir of Addiction, Gun Violence & Finding a life of Purpose

Manny Mendez 

Artist, Filmmaker, CEO Foreel Inc.
Co-founder, The Art of Recovery



Chasing The News … Stone Cold Sober – Episodes 1-9.


REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium Audience Favorite Award Winner, Skid Row Marathon
“It’s a brilliant piece of documentary cinema.”
Michael Moore, Academy Award Winner


Writers in Treatment produces and presents culturally significant events dedicated to improving the lives of people in recovery. WIT strives to do this by promoting awareness, smashing stigma and promoting the idea “treatment works and recovery is possible.”  The Experience, Strength and Hope Awards honors a sober celebrity for writing an honest and heartfelt memoir about their life and work, including their journey from addiction to sobriety.  The event is held yearly in March at the Skirball Cultural Museum and is one of the most eagerly awaited recovery events of the year.

WIT offers free referrals for individuals suffering from alcoholism or addiction. We publish the weekly Addiction/ Recovery eBulletin and produce the national REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium.


The charity event is a celebration of the benefits of clean and sober living and the importance of humor in the recovery process.

Watch Jodie Sweetin speak at the 2019 awards show.

Watch John Stamos thank Jodie Sweetin at the 2019 awards show.

Watch Carl Restivo sing to honoree Jodie Sweetin at the 2019 awards show.

8th Annual Experience, Strength and Hope awards show.

Joe Walsh agrees to do a duet with Tammy Cash.

8th Annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards honors Pat O’Brien.