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. 

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: ...

WMARI Needs Your Support to Continue its Critical Work

Please Donate Now!  Substance use and the opioid crisis continue to impact our community daily. In 2020 and 2021 fatal overdoses in Oxford county were at their highest of all time. Please consider donating to maintain and grow recovery support resources in Western...

Job Opportunity! Program Coordinator for Recovery Outings

PT Job Opportunity! Approx. 12hrs per week, June 1-October1 River Valley Region Recovery Outings Program Coordinator A Program Coordinator is needed for a new project this summer which offers a series of Saturday morning outings for people in recovery and their...

September 18th, 6th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally!

Save the Date! The 6th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally will take place on Sunday, September 18th. Look for more information coming soon.

Maine Student Action “Lead with Love” Screening and Panel, May 27th

Students at Mountain Valley High have organized a showing of “Lead With Love” and a panel discussion on May 27th in Rumford from 5:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, you can register here or use the QR code below:...

Volunteer Recovery Coaches are needed in Oxford County!

Volunteer Recovery Coaches are needed in Oxford County! What is a Recovery Coach? A Recovery Coach promotes recovery and removes barriers and obstacles to recovery, serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery from an addiction to...

April 6th-Community Conversation, Building Resilience in Recovery

We invite you to participate in a community conversation on building resilience during recovery on April 6th. WMARI and the Maine Resilience Building Network will host this community conversation about the power of building community resilience to support our fellow...

Call Your Senator and Save Lives!

LD 1862: An Act to Strengthen Maine’s Good Sam Laws Concerning Drug Related Medical Assistance Click here for a recent one-pager that explains the difference between Maxmin's Amendment and the Governor's. Most people who witness an overdose want to help, and nearly...

Black Balloon Day, March 6th

Every year, people across the country (and world) participate in a black balloon release to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic and honor those that have passed from an overdose. Join the Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative on March 6th in a virtual balloon...

5th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally

WMARI wants to thank everyone who participated in the 5th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally. It was a great success and a lot of fun! We want to take a moment to recognize those that helped make it possible: