Recovery Radio: Sharing Stories of Hope and Renewal

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
On the air

Recovery Radio can be heard every Monday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on AM 790.

Recovery Radio is an hour-long program airing every Monday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Rhode Island’s AM790.  Sponsored by Phoenix Houses of New England, Recovery Radio is the first radio show in the Ocean State to offer useful information to men and women suffering from alcohol, drug, and other addictions.  It also features live interviews with people in recovery, who share their stories of hope and triumph over substance abuse.

The Providence Journal‘s Edward Fitzpatrick (“Fitz’s Hits,” Sunday, July 14) hailed the program as a welcome innovation in a state whose rates of illicit drug use by people ages 12 and older lead the nation.

Recovery Radio’s presenter, John J. Tassoni, Jr., is a business leader, social activist, recovery advocate, and former member of the Rhode Island State Senate, who sponsored legislation creating a high school program for teens in recovery.  He is also publisher of Common Ground, a monthly newspaper focusing on labor-relations issues, which features frequent articles on the services of its sponsors, including Phoenix House. Speaking of Recovery Radio, Senator Tassoni said, “This program gives parents who are driving home listening to the radio the information on where they can turn if their children have these issues.”

Recovery Radio broadcasts are available for download as podcasts within 24 hours of airing.  To listen to a session through the AM790 Web site, click here.

Substance Abuse Treatment in Rhode Island

The partnership between Phoenix House and Recovery Radio is bringing important information on substance use issues—and the services available to treat them—to the people of Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.  In Rhode Island, Phoenix House provides medically monitored detoxification through two separate programs on the Exeter campus, the Walsh Unit and RESPECT; long-term residential treatment for adult men and women at two gender-specific facilities: Phoenix House Exeter Center and Ottmar Center; residential treatment for adolescent boys, with accelerated academic tutoring, at Phoenix House Academy at Wallum Lake; and Outpatient services for adults and teens at three locations: Providence, Wakefield, and Westerly.

Does someone you love have a problem with alcohol or drugs?  Call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392.  We’re ready and able to help.

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