Press Release

Philadelphia-Based Non-Profit Announces that they have a new beneficiary

Center for Studies of Addiction, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Busy Living Sober expands its mission of educating the community and reducing the stigma around addiction while helping fund Penn. 

 PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 5, 2016 – Busy Living Sober, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the stigma associated with addiction, today announced that the Center for Studies of Addiction (CSA), a center in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, will be one of their recipients in their efforts to learn more about the disease of addiction.

As Busy Living Sober’s beneficiary, a portion of the proceeds from t-shirt sales and annual fundraisers, including black tie galas, golf outings, and educational programs will be donated to the Center for Studies of Addiction to support its extensive research. This partnership will allow founder Elizabeth “Bizzy” Chance, CRS, CIP, a leading expert in the field of recovery management, to share her inspiring story of fighting addiction and the motivation behind the creation of Busy Living Sober on a larger platform.

“Since starting my non-profit, I have been looking for a way to give back on a much bigger scale,” said Chance. “When I discovered the amazing work that Penn’s Center for Studies of Addiction is doing, I knew I wanted it to be a part of my mission. I am devoted to doing my part in supporting these studies that can help spread awareness and save lives.”

“At Penn, we are dedicated to understanding the causes of addiction to alcohol and drugs and finding the best ways to treat it” said Henry R. Kranzler, M.D., director of the Center for Studies of Addiction. “Because addiction affects millions of Americans, we are proud to partner with Busy Living Sober, in its efforts to spread the message that recovery from addiction is both worthwhile and achievable and to reduce the stigma of addiction.” 

Busy Living Sober is available to give tailored presentations and speaking engagements on the issues surrounding addiction and recovery for companies, schools, places of worship, non-profits and more. For more information on Busy Living Sober or the organization’s “Let’s Talk” series, visit

About Busy Living Sober™

Busy Living Sober™ is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth, teens, adults and families on the topics of addiction, recovery and clean, healthy living. Through speaking engagements, the organization works to bring awareness to the disease of addiction; reduce the stigma associated with the disease; and provide a safe, supportive environment where individuals can share their stories and receive advice. For more information, visit