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 Save ME 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.
For information about the program, please click here.

We want to train more Recovery Coaches for Project Save ME. For more information, click here.


If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact your local emergency room or police department to be connected with a Recovery Coach.

Upcoming Events

Mon 21

Narcotics Anonymous – Norway

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norway ME
Mon 28

Narcotics Anonymous – Norway

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norway ME
Oct 05

Narcotics Anonymous – Norway

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norway ME

Recovery Resources for National Recovery Month

Our annual Recovery Rally gives us the chance to share information and resources with lots of people. While we can't do that in person this year, we wanted to provide some resources here in the hopes that they can be helpful to you, or those you who choose to share...

Butterfly Gardens to Remember Those We’ve Lost

When we made the decision to cancel this year's Western Maine Recovery Rally out of public safety concerns, we also made the decision to do something else to recognize National Recovery Month. We decided to plant "butterfly gardens" in several places across Western...

Videos for National Recovery Month

Since we can't be together for the annual Recovery Rally this year, we wanted to do something else to recognize National Recovery Month. We hope that these TED Talk videos will offer some education and perspective around Substance Use Disorder and recovery. The goal...

Naloxone Training & Distribution on 9/14

Shared from our friends at the Lakes Region Recovery Center in Bridgton!

Pequawket Valley Health Initiatives

Chris Whitaker, the founder and president of Pequawket Valley Health Initiatives, was at our last meeting to share a bit about PVHI, which is a substance use prevention effort in the greater Fryeburg area. He'll be sharing more about what they do at an upcoming...

January meeting date has moved!

We normally meet on the first Wednesday of the month, but this month we'll be meeting on Wednesday, January 15th instead. The meeting location and time (6-7:30 at the Molyockett Motel in Woodstock) will be the same, just a week later than normal. See you then!

Recovery Coach Training coming to Rumford in April!

We're very happy to share the news that our friends at the Larry Labonte Recovery Center (opening in just a few days!) will be hosting a Recovery Coach Academy in April! They're working with the Portland Recovery Community Center to make this happen. You can register...

19th Annual Basics of Substance Use Disorder Conference

Join the Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative as they host the 19th Annual Basics of Substance Use Disorder Conference (formerly known as Basics of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Conference) on Friday, December 6th from 8:00am-4:00pm at the South Paris Fire Rescue,...

Overdose Awareness Day events in Bridgton, Aug. 31

The Lakes Region Recovery Center in Bridgton will be holding a candlelight vigil on National Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) in memory of those who have been lost to overdose deaths. The event will include a service by Pastor Mike Zullo and some community members...

Reflections and Resources from the Maine Opioid Summit

Photo source: News Center MaineLast Monday, Maine held the first state Opioid Summit and announced plans for these to be regular events as we work to improve our response to the epidemic of addiction and better support people in moving toward treatment and recovery. I...