About Keys to Recovery
Our purpose and our mission are to give hope that recovery is possible, and that is why we choose “Keys to Recovery Newspaper, Inc.” as the name for our business. Incorporated in the state of California Keys to Recovery Newspaper, Inc. has filed to become a 501(c)3 non-profit entity.
Our main objective is to carry the message of Hope and Recovery from all types of addictions and disorders to as many people as possible and to offer resources that may provide treatment and support. We do that by printing (yes, printing) a traditional type newspaper as well as having on online presence. Our newspaper is filled with columns from today’s top experts in the recovery field.
Keys to Recovery Newspaper, Inc. will educate our communities about alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, sex addiction, gambling addiction, homelessness, domestic violence and so much more. We also print, at no charge, a resource guide listing free services and vital help offered within our community.
Keys to Recovery Newspaper, Inc. is making a strong effort to reach the many individuals currently in jails or other types of institutions and offer them information that will assist in their future recovery. For every paid subscription we will be able to send a free subscription to someone in an institution.
We are NOT affiliated with AA, NA, Al-anon or any other 12-step program. We do, however, believe in the power of the 12-steps and the principles behind them.
We will operate Keys to Recovery Newspaper, Inc. using these principles as a guideline - Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility, Brotherly Love, Justice, Perseverance, Spirituality and Service.
The People Behind – Keys to Recovery Newspaper, Inc.
Jeannie Rabb - Co-Founder & President: Having 30 years of marketing, advertising, and PR experience - ten of those years working on a recovery newspaper – I feel uniquely qualified to lead and support our team to achieve our purpose and our mission.
Many of you will remember me from Steps for Recovery newspaper where I worked until 2008 with my business partner and good friend Jason Levin who passed away. Unable to continue working on the newspaper without him, I choose to go back to corporate America. After 5 years of healing I feel ready, willing and able to go back to my one true passion - carrying the message of hope and recovery… through Keys to Recovery Newspaper Inc.
A bit more about me: I have 28 years of sobriety; I love the 12-steps and living in a world where I have a purpose. I have a passion to help the helpless. My favorite principle is Service.
Marcus Marshall - Co-founder & Vice President: I started working at age 13 in the field of service at Sylmar Children’s Spastic Foundation as a patient care technician. At age 18 I worked as a Counselor in Psychiatrics at Chatsworth Health and Rehab Center. I also worked in sales and marketing gathering about 25 years experience in that field as well.
I was derailed by my addiction and for about ten years I was going in and out of jails and prisons which makes me uniquely qualified to understanding the difficulties of transitioning back into society.
I started my recovery in early 2012 and found myself wanting to go back to my preferred profession – Patient Care. I am currently working at Cri-Help as a lead support technician while attending the Addiction Studies Program at Pierce College.
Publishing Keys to Recovery Newspaper Inc. is giving me the opportunity to use all my life experiences to help others.
A bit more about me: I’m striving to get drug and alcohol certifications by 2015. I have a passion for God and helping others find their way to him. I love helping the homeless. My favorite principle is Faith.
Beth Stern - Co-founder & CEO: I have been in sales and marketing for over 30 years. Since 2009 I have been working in print and on-line advertising - helping people know and grow their businesses. Sixteen of those 30 years I spent on the firing line… as a bartender – 11 of those years I was SOBER (Yes a Sober Bartender). My 30 years in sales make me uniquely qualified to help businesses market and promote themselves in this growing recovery industry.
In 1993 I was mandated by the courts to attend a 12-step program, during this process I was introduced to the program of recovery – which made me a firm believer in “bring the body and the mind will follow.” Being a co-founder of Keys to Recovery Newspaper Inc. I feel that this is a great platform for carrying the message of recovery.
A bit more about me: I have 20 years of sobriety. I love being of service in all areas of my life. I have a passion of giving hope to the hopeless. My favorite principle is Perseverance.