About Rich Barnes

For most of my adult life, from the outside looking in, I was a hard working devoted husband and father living the perfect life in a suburb of MA. In 2006, my walls came crashing down and I was given a second chance on life. Addiction ruled my life for many years and with sobriety came much guilt, healing and clarity. My goal for my ongoing recovery is to live an exceptional life, full of happiness and prosperity, while helping those around me. Each day is a true blessing.

After years of addiction, my heart had become filled with doubt and fear, that eventually led me to isolating myself from the people who really cared about me: my family and closest friends. Addiction had created an image in my sick mind that I was okay and would continue to be okay... Read More about Rich Barnes...


Thank you Selectman Bezanson

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to speak to the town of Abington with Selectman Alex Bezanson and State Senator John Keenan yesterday at the Overdose Awareness flag planting at Frolio Middle School. This state lost 1,256 people to overdoses last year, up 88% from 2013, and we need to do whatever it takes to get that number down!!!

Thank you Norfolk D.A.R.E. Program for having me!

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I Was So Fooled…

Alcohol and drugs, you are my savior and my cure, My love for you was deep, so true, and so pure! An uncontrollable urge, a temptation so great, an uncontrollable life, that only I would create. You showed me how to live, to be selfish, and mean, You told me it was ok, that I could never get clean. I wined you and I dined you, there was no other above, My life was in your hands, it was you that I loved!! I felt

Guest on Abington Police Update: August 5, 2015

On August 5, 2015, I was honored to be a guest on Abington Police’s Cable show.

Sharing my experience, strength, and hope!!!!