Honoring Heroes of Recovery

Friday, October 18th, 2013


Honorees at the Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence's 44th annual awards luncheon

Honorees at the Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence’s 44th annual awards luncheon.

The Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence, a Phoenix House program, presented the 44th Annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 26. The luncheon, which annually honors outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Council’s work and to the field of substance abuse treatment, was attended by more than 100 guests.

Recipients of the 2013 awards include (left to right):  Christopher Herren, The Herren Project (Community Service Award); David Spencer, Executive Director, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island (Appreciation Award); Dan Jaehnig, News Anchor, NBC10, serving as Master of Ceremonies; Brandy Bates, Program Director, Phoenix House Academy Wallum Lake, accepting on behalf of Steven Robillard (Volunteer of the Year Award); Sergeant First Class Stephanie Riotte, Rhode Island National Guard (Bronze Key Award); the Honorable Patricia Serpa, Rhode Island House of Representatives (James H. Ottmar Award); and Ian Knowles, RICARES (President’s Award).

Phoenix House and the Rhode Island Council are grateful to the sponsors of the event:

Corporate Sponsorship

American Addiction Centers

American Addiction Centers

Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Dan’s Management Company

 Business Sponsorship

Roger Williams Medical Center

 Friends of the Council

Axion Business Technologies

Butler Hospital

The Honorable Frank A. Ciccone, III

Galilee Mission

The Kent Center

NRI Community Services

Operation Stand Down

The Providence Center


Vantage Point, Inc.

The Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence is dedicated to helping individuals struggling with addiction by providing a referral hotline for those taking the first steps toward sobriety, and a recovery housing program, providing safe and supportive living accommodations to men and women in early recovery.

The addition of the Rhode Island Council’s programs to Phoenix House’s wide range of substance abuse treatment services rounds out the comprehensive continuum of care Phoenix House provides, leading individuals from medical detoxification through residential or outpatient rehabilitation to a sober, supportive living environment and, eventually, to independent, healthy lives.

If you are concerned about a loved one’s drug or alcohol use, please call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392. Someone is always available to help.

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