North Adams: Rally to address addiction, recovery


Two local organizations are joining together with the city of North Adams to raise awareness about addiction, substance abuse and recovery resources.

Josh Bressette Commit to Save A Life and the Rx/Heroin Work Group of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will hold the Voices for Recovery Rally, Walk and Vigil from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

The rally and vigil will be centered at Noel Field. The rally will include recovery services information, food trucks, children's activities, and live music.

Mayor Richard Alcombright will lead the Recovery Walk through downtown North Adams at 2 p.m.

The walk will be followed by the premiere of a video about addiction and recovery in North Berkshire. Speakers include Dr. Jennifer Michaels, medical director for the Brien Center, and keynote speaker Andrew McKenna, an author in recovery.

The event will end with the fourth annual vigil of recovery and remembrance.

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