Local Events

Here you can learn about events happening in our state focused on overdose prevention.


Four Legs to Stand On

Join COAAST and other sponsors and hosts for these performances and community talkback that follows each one. Local resources and free Naloxone (Narcan) training and kits from PONI will be available.

Act 1 of ‘Four Legs to Stand On:

Newport, RI
Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30 pm – St. Paul’s Methodist Church

12 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840
Sponsored by CODAC Behavioral Health

Bristol, RI
Friday, November 16th 6:00 pm – Bristol Recovery Center

378 Hope Street (St. Michael’s Parish) Bristol, RI 02809
Sponsored by East Bay Community Action Program

Pawtucket, RI
Wednesday, November 28th 7:00 pm – St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church

690 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861
Sponsored by Pawtucket Prevention Coalition


Finding Hope through the Addiction of a Loved One


Are you struggling with a loved one who is lost in the throws of Addiction? Join us on at St Thomas Episcopal Church located in Alton for our Parent Support group. Whether you have lost a child to addiction or your child is actively using we will come together to support one another through this journey of hope.

Where?
St.Thomas Epicopal Church
322 Church Street
Alton, RI
6:00pm – 7:30pm

When?
All groups are on Monday:

November 5th & 26th, 2018
December 3rd & 17th, 2018


St. Matthias Recovery Ministry

Do you sometimes feel that you don’t know where to get help for alcohol and drug addiction or related issues? Are you looking for information and support about how to get help for your family and friends? Do you desire to talk to someone about how to cope with family and friends who struggle with drugs and alcohol from a Catholic perspective? Do you have questions about how your faith can help you with recovery?

The St. Matthias ministry provides information and referrals for treatment and support, as well as one-on-one support as available.

Masses for Those in Recovery

Masses for those in recovery provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to encounter God’s love and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, we encourage you to attend.

St. Barnabas Church
1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth @ 5pm

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019

St. Mary Church (Includes the Anointing of the Sick)
70 Church Street, West Warwick @ 5pm

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019

St. Kevin Church
333 Sandy Lane, Warwick @ 5pm

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019

St James Chapel
2079 Matunuck School House Rd, Charlestown

The first Sunday of each month, October through June @ 2:00 p.m.


Hope & Cope Support Group

Hope & Cope is a faith-based support group intended for those supporting a family member or a friend struggling with alcohol, drugs, addictions and mental distress. The Hope & Cope groups meet to pray, reflect, and if desired, to share their stories, feelings, and experiences with the group.

St. Barnabas Church, Chapel Meeting Room
1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth

Sundays 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

No Costs! No registration needed! Just come…

November 18, 2018
December 16, 2018

January 20, 2019
February 17, 2019
March 17, 2019
April 21, 2019

May 19, 2019
June 16, 2019
July 21, 2019
August 18, 2019

September 15, 2019
October 20, 2019
November 17, 2019
December 15, 2019