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Live every Friday at 3 pm, Gary Hendler talks about the disease of addiction with a guest co-host each month. They discuss addiction’s effect on family, friends, and society at large. Most importantly, Clean and Sober deals with recovery.

 Gary Hendler

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Gary Hendler, a Philadelphia native, has been in successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for over 34 years.

Having spent most of his teenage and young adult years in the music industry in Philadelphia, Gary grew up in the “fast lane” and paid a very heavy price for it by living a life of substance abuse before getting clean and sober in 1982. He has been a mainstay fixture in the sober community in the Philadelphia area ever since.

Gary started one of the first AA meetings in a synagogue in the country 32 years ago and the meeting is still going strong. He also enjoys speaking to many different organizations on the subject of addiction and recovery.

Gary is a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker and has operated his own company, Suburban Real Estate, for the past 23 years.

As if running a successful real estate business as well as co-hosting Clean and Sober Radio were not enough, our own Gary Hendler has added to his impressive portfolio some new duties. We are delighted to announce that Gary has recently been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

This appointment puts Gary in an ideal position to monitor the work being done in the Commonwealth to educate and inform the people of Pennsylvania on the issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse and treatment .

“This is a real honor and I look forward to helping the Governor and the Council in any way I can'” says Gary.

Now we have not only a good man on Clean and Sober Radio but also in Harrisburg.

Gary is still involved with the alumni groups of the Philadelphia music industry and most recently was awarded a mention on a Philadelphia Music Alliance “Walk of Fame” plaque located on South Broad Street.  He is married with two daughters.