Join us at a Recovery Month event near you this September!
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Dear Friend of AdCare,    


Thank you for helping to make 2016-2017 fun and memorable for Friends of AdCare!  We hope that you had the chance to attend one or more Friends of AdCare events!  From ringing in the New Year to learning how to tell our stories the "Recovery Way", our diverse activities have featured:

  • Bowling and Bravehearts Baseball Outings in Worcester
  • Movie & Pizza Nights at AdCare Outpatient in North Dartmouth, Worcester, MA and North Kingstown, RI
  • MOAR, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, Alcohol Awareness Month Forum in Worcester with a Friends of AdCare Speaker on Center Stage
  • New Year's Celebration with Friends of AdCare Speakers at AdCare Hospital
  • Presence on the St. Patrick's Day Recovery Float in Worcester
  • Recovery Messaging Trainings at AdCare Outpatient in Boston and Worcester
  • Yoga & the 12 Steps at AdCare Outpatient in North Dartmouth

RECOVERY MONTH is just around the corner! Check out our Recovery Month Calendar below to find an event near you, and get ready to celebrate!

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We rely on your feedback and welcome your participation!  Please email your comments and suggestions to us:

The Friends of AdCare
Planning Committee


Stop by the AdCare table to pick up your AdCare backpack and enter our raffle!


Rally On Newport RI!
September 9, 2017, 1-4 p.m.
King Park, Newport, RI

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Rhode Island Rally 4 Recovery!
September 16, 2017, 2-6 p.m.
Roger Williams Park
Providence, RI



Boston Recovery March & Celebration!
September 20, 2017 - starts at 9 a.m.

The Boston Commons

Featuring Artists in Recovery!

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Celebrate Recovery at PAACA!
September 22, 2017,
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
360 Coggeshall St, New Bedford

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Recovery on the Worcester Common
Walk & Celebration!
September 23, 2017,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Worcester City Hall

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Springfield Recovery Day!
September 22, 2017, 12 - 2 p.m.
Liberty Preparatory High School
37 Alderman St., Springfield

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Connecticut Recovery Walk & Celebration! 
September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT

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Run for Recovery!
September 23, 2017, starts at 9 a.m.
FDR Park - Yorktown Heights, NY

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Bristol RI Rally 4 Recovery!
September 30, 2017, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bristol Town Common


For more information about Recovery Month events, visit:  AdCare Facebook Events!



My name is Andrew. I am 27 years of age. On April 2, 2017, I once again received my two year coin.

In February of 2015, just shy of five years clean and sober, I had an unfortunate relapse that lasted until April 2, 2015. Looking back, I still sometimes feel a bit disappointed in myself, as I would have seven years straight of no drugs and alcohol had I not relapsed. However, I am often reminded that this program is one day at a time, and more often than not, events in our lives happen for a reason.

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I believe the short relapse I experienced actually provided me with a few extra tools and lessons that I was lacking, as the year leading up to the relapse was a year devoid of positive and true recovery and any 12-step program.

Having relapsed and regained my sobriety, I have become somewhat obsessed with the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Furthermore, I have an unrelenting desire to learn as much as possible about recovery and recovery services, so that I myself might save a life or two.

My nightmarish journey of drug addiction began at the young age of 13 and continued on through my high school years when I was a starting varsity basketball player, and up to the age of 20. I feel I have a unique experience and story that may hit home with young men and women. I truly and sincerely aspire to working with and for the people  who are affected by alcohol or drug addiction or in recovery themselves.  This gives me a real sense of purpose!

I would also like to say, as I always do, that AdCare is a big part of my story because AdCare truly saved my life. The Friends of AdCare program sounds exciting and rewarding, and something that I am interested in learning more about! 

For information about  Friends of AdCare, visit Friends of AdCare and/or email:




There's help for you and your family. AdCare provides complimentary Family Informational Programs, as well as Individual and Family Treatment at all of our locations.

  Martha Deering, MA, CAGS, LADC-I, CADAC-II, facilitates the Family Informational Program at AdCare Outpatient  in Worcester.  Martha talks about the three rules of addictive family systems. The first rule is: "Don't Talk".

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For  information about AdCare Family Programs and Family Treatment visit:
AdCare Family Programs.

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