Saturday, September 21, was a perfect day for an outdoor celebration, and Rhode Island’s recovery community made the best of the warm and sunny last day of summer. The eleventh annual Rally4Recovery drew hundreds of participants to the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence, and later to a special WaterFire celebration along the banks of the city’s three rivers. This year’s rally featured the Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative for Rhode Island, as Grand Marshal. The event also offered live music, refreshments, and a variety of entertainments for young and old, and was a national hub of this annual celebration of victory over addiction. A highlight of the day was the unveiling of the Recovery Quilt, which annually represents the work of clients from a different Rhode Island recovery organization.
As evening drew in, the celebration moved from the Roger Williams National Memorial to the center of downtown Providence, as participants joined a torchlight parade opening the evening’s WaterFire festivities. One of a series of regular WaterFire events held on weekends during the spring through autumn seasons, the evening featured music, torches, lighted braziers, and a stunning display of luminaria spelling out “Recovery.”
Phoenix House Rhode Island has traditionally taken a leadership role in organizing and sponsoring Rally4Recovery. With a full spectrum of services encompassing medically monitored detoxification, residential treatment for adult men and women, residential treatment with academic instruction for adolescents, outpatient treatment for adults and teens, and recovery housing for those just beginning their lives in sobriety, Phoenix House Rhode Island provides the highest quality rehabilitation services to our clients.
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