Palm Beach - Drummer Butch Trucks playing with the Allman Brothers Band for decades. Trucks said, "We will doing a run at the Beacon Theatre in New York in March, we've done that for the past 22 years. This year we will hit 200 sell outs in a row and we do some festivals.The music, it's just magical it's like after 42 years it's better than it has ever been. I am a whole lot better now than I was 42 years ago."
But there is a part of his life that has not been as enjoyable. He struggled with an alcohol addiction. "During the height of our career when we were selling out at Madison Square Garden five nights in a row, being so drunk, I don't remember being there, I just lost it." Trucks got help. Then his daughter fought an addiction. CARP, which helps people fight drug and alcohol addictions, got her back on the right track. Next month Trucks will be the keynote speaker at the organization's spring luncheon.
Robert Needle, president of the board of directors for CARP said the "CARP is the first treatment center for addiction disorders in Palm Beach County, it was started 43 years ago started by a gentleman named Peter Fairclough with a 200 dollar donation. We served over three thousand people last year and we have a 15 bed homeless program which actually the county is now modeling after our program for the homeless as you know. We now serve Palm Beach, Martin and Saint Lucie Counties with 140 beds that we serve and the campus is just an incredible thing."
He said the economy has affected the amount of people needing treatment. "It has affected where we have a waiting list of people trying to get in."
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