Daytop NJ teens had, “the time of their lives”, when Mr. Franke Previte came to visit Daytop NJ’s Music for Recovery program recently. Mr. Previte’s band, Franke & The Knockouts had three top 40 singles and two top 50 albums in the early 1980s, and he co-wrote Dirty Dancing’s, “I’ve Had the Time of My Life”. Click here to learn more about his great career. Mr. Previte jammed with the kids and provided valuable insight and inspiration into a career in music. Jim Mullen, owner of Tune Academy in Old Bridge took time to visit too and spoke to the teens about recording and the music industry. Studies by Harvard University have shown music can help heal the brain and music can reach areas of the brain linked to addiction functioning as an integral part of recovery. Music is an important part of everyone’s life, but for the teens at Daytop NJ, this avenue may just be the key to remaining in long-term recovery. To learn more, please contact Anne Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org or to donate to the program please click here.