By Tim Saunders on
A variety of rock stars will be at an open day at the Bianca Center for Substance Abuse in Los Angeles this weekend.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, and Velvet Revolver’s Duff McKagen are all expected to attend the open day on Saturday at the new center, which promises to offer an alternative approach to rehab. Named after Bianca Halstead of the band Betty Blowtorch, the center will serve as a haven for those who want to face their addiction problems in a safe, sober environment.
Halstead – who was sober for 11 years – was killed by a drunk driver in 2001.
“I didn’t get sober until a few years after she died,” said Bianca Center Executive Director and Halstead’s nephew, Jaymee Carpenter. “What [still] blows my mind is how she made the sober lifestyle look so ridiculously cool and worth fighting for. She was an example to countless others by not only projecting that image, but by regularly offering help to those seriously seeking sobriety.”
The Bianca Center will open for business on November 10, and is located at 385 N Avenue 52, Los Angeles. More information can be found at their website.
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