Testimonial: Portsmouth Middle School

To Whom It May Concern: I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Richard Barnes.  Richard spoke to our 7th and 8th graders this year about his trials and tribulations dealing with this addictions and have found his story to efficient and effective. Richard captivated these youngsters and made a difference in their thinking.  He was respectful and diligent in his talk. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Richard Barnes, and we will certainly be calling on him again as the need arises.  Please feel free to contact me regarding this recommendation if required. Best Regards, Erica C. Sousa 6th and 8th Grade Guidance


Testimonial: Jacqui Delano

May 31, 2012 To Whom It May Concern, On March 31, 2012, I attended a three-hour seminar at Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical High School entitled “Journey Through alcohol Abuse.”  During this seminar, Richard Barnes openly discussed his year of alcohol and drug addition and hi successful, although difficult, recovery.  As an 8th Grade teacher and, most importantly, mother of a 17 year-old-son, I strongly recommend Mr. Barnes as a speaker to middle and high school students.  I would feel very comfortable having my son, as well as my students, attend a presentation give by Mr. Barnes.  I believe that young adults will be able to connect with his openness and down-to-earth speaking style. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at


Testimonial: Old Rochester Regional Junior High School

May 29, 2014 Rich Barnes shared his personal story about addiction and recovery with our staff and entire student body.  His sincerity and candor wre evident to all  Students though he was “brutally hoest” and that they know peers “who needed to hear that message”.  I agree. Sincerly, Kevin T. Brogioli Principal Old Rochester Regional Jr. High School