Founded in 2008 by addiction expert, Leonard Buschel and famed director Robert Downey, Sr.Writers in Treatment® produces and presents events dedicated to the concept that ‘treatment works and recovery is possible’. The Addiction/Recovery eBulletin® is the only weekly industry newsletter committed to sending out the most up-to-date and relevent news from around the world about addiction, sobriety, mental health, scandals and sober celebrities.

The 12-year old Reel Recovery Film Festival & Symposium  presented in both New York and Los Angeles is the longest recovery event in the country. It is dedicated to showing recent films that highlight issues of alcoholism, drug addiction, process addictions-including screen addiction and mental illness. The festival has grown to be the premier outlet of addiction/recovery films from around the world, and has an extensive library of over 400 films.

The Experience, Strength and Hope Awards® honors a sober celebrity who has written a memoir including his/her journey from addiction to sobriety. Past honorees and presenters have included Buzz Aldrin, Oscar-winner Lou Gossett, Jr., Jodie Sweetin, John Stamos, Pat O’Brien, Joey Pantoliano, Robert Downey, Jr., Danny Trejo, Mackenzie Phillips, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alonzo Bodden, Bob Forrest and Tony Denison to name a few.

All Writers In Treatment entities depend on its sponsors and advertisers, for more information on how to support this unique organization Contact: Leonard Buschel at 310-767-6970 or email