Recovering addict RJ Vied to speak about addiction on October 27th

R.J. Vied

RJ Vied, recovering addict and Director of Public Relations of Reliance Treatment Center of North Palm Beach, Florida, is speaking at Marietta College on “The Impact & Culture of Addiction” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27th.

Vied, who is well known in the online recovery community, will make his presentation in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but you must obtain a ticket by contacting Dr. Bill Bauer at

Vied is the author of “A Painful Goodbye, Hope for the Prisoners of Heroin, and has openly shared his struggles with heroin, drugs and addiction. His story, “Union Member turned Heroin Addict,” is a true story of his personal battle with addiction, poor decision-making and how his experiences ultimately taught him to be a better person.

 Vied has been sober for several years and is reunited with his children, as well as a new baby. He tells his story to families all over the U.S. through public appearances, private recovery coach trainings and through his blogs. He is a certified CCAR Recovery coach.

Reliance Treatment Centers, Marietta College’s Department of Education, The Hartel Fund, Mid-Ohio Valley Learning about Addiction, HPAC, J. Luce Foundation, The Bauer Fund and David Zide (owner/operator of Reliance Treatment Centers, National Advocate) are sponsors for this event.