Recovery Advocates and WaterFire Join Forces to Offer Full Lighting at Upcoming Rally4Recovery Celebration

A photo from the 2018 Rally4Recovery in Providence, Rhode Island.  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Sept. 10, 2019) — Recovery advocates, healthcare professionals, and local dignitaries are taking part in a series of annual Recovery Rallies across the state, which is part of a month-long celebration that coincides with National Recovery Month. This year, Providence Rally4Recovery is working with WaterFire to observe the yearly celebration with a full lighting on Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the WaterFire Arts & Health Series.

“The rallies provide an opportunity to celebrate people in recovery, and they also provide a venue to remember individuals who were lost to addiction. Every year, countless individuals from every corner of Rhode Island attend these rallies to observe their network of support and to learn about additional resources within the state,” said Linda Hurley, President/CEO of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare.

Event organizers expect a high turnout for this year’s rallies. The theme for 2019 focuses on community strength and is entitled, “Together We Are Stronger.” Live music, food, kid-friendly activities, and more will be available at each of the rallies.

A schedule for the 2019 Rally4Recovery is available below:

September 14, 2019 4 to 7 p.m.

Providence Rally/Waterfire

Turks Head Plaza, 76 Westminster, Providence

September 21, 2019 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bristol Rally

Bristol Town Common, Bristol

September 28, 2019 Noon to 4 p.m.

Newport Closing Rally

Pottsy Field, Middletown

CODAC has joined other organizations around the state to co-sponsor Rally4Recovery. “This event carries significant meaning for the recovery community and we are proud to help bring the rallies to a wider audience,” added Hurley.

About CODAC Behavioral Healthcare

Founded in 1971, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is Rhode Island’s oldest and largest provider of outpatient services for opioid use disorder, other substance use disorders, and concurrent behavioral health challenges. With nine locations across Rhode Island, CODAC is uniquely positioned to provide services when and where they are needed. For more information about CODAC, visit: