Recovery is Possible, Community is the Cure

The Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative is a group of caring individuals and organizations devoted to providing a compassionate response to the crisis of substance use in Oxford County and the surrounding area.

Project SaveME

Project SaveME is a WMARI program that helps people with substance use disorders to find the help that they need to recover, and supports them in recovery.

Get Involved

WMARI holds monthly community meetings via Zoom which are open to the public. The group is made up of community members and professionals from many backgrounds, including social services, behavioral health, law enforcement, the legal and faith-based communities, people in recovery and more.

Support Our Community Work

WMARI is a volunteer-led organization and depends upon fundraising and donations to provide services. Please consider a contribution. 

SMART meetings now at the HILLS Recovery Center

Looking to add more tools to your recovery toolkit? The HILLS Recovery Center now has SMART meetings available. Check out our events page for dates and times.

Peer Support Referrals Now At The HILLS Recovery Center.

Need to make a referral? The HILLS Recovery Center now has peer support referral forms if you or someone you know is in need of help with substance use disorder. Please fill out a form in the Forms section.

The HILLS Recovery Center on the “Community…What a Concept” Podcast

The HILLS Recovery Center staff sat down and talked about substance use disorder, our community, and the new resources available! If you have a few minutes, check out the conversation. You can also listen on Apple, Google, or Spotify.

Grand Opening, The HILLS Recovery Center

Join us on Tuesday, April 25th, for the grand opening of The HILLS Recovery Center! We will have a ribbon cutting at 2:30 pm with speakers, and continue the celebration with food and activities until 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Recovery Outings Are Back!

Join us on Sunday, March 19th, for our first recovery outing this year! We are strapping on the cross-country skis and heading outside. Please sign up here.  

Join the new Oxford Hills Recovery Center Team!

WMARI is hiring for a part-time Peer Support Specialist (PSS) We are seeking a compassionate individual to fill the role of a part-time Peer Support Specialist (PSS). A PSS is a person who has been successful in their recovery process and who can support others...

We are Hiring!

WMARI is thrilled to announce we are hiring staff for the new Oxford Hills Recovery Center! We will accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to For more information about WMARI, visit our...

Raffle! Enter to Win!

Enter to win a handmade butterfly recovery quilt* and help raise money for WMARI! The raffle drawing will take place at the 6th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally on Sunday, September 18th. You do not have to be present to win, but we want to see you all there! The...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2022 RE: Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA)-Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grant awarded to Oxford County organizations. CONTACT: Kari Taylor, Director, Western Maine Addiction Recovery...

WMARI joins the “Community…What A Concept” Podcast

Kari Taylor, Director, joins the "Community...What a Concept" podcast this morning to share about WMARI and the work we are doing in the community. Thank you to our hosts, John, Ruby, Christian, and Wendy! To listen to other episodes from our community, please visit: ...