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.

We’re hiring!

WMARI is seeking applicants for a part-time coordinator for our Project Save ME program. This person will be responsible for training, recruitment, supervision, developing referral networks, and data collection. the Coordinator is also responsible for quality...

Maine Drug Data Hub website

This new website collects a TON of useful data in one place. It's packed with links to reports and data dashboards, info about how to start distributing naloxone, and much more.  You can even get in touch with someone if you have questions about the data! Seems like...

OPTIONS website connects people with recovery pathways

The Maine OPTIONS (Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach Naloxone and Safety) Initiative has a new website to connect people with treatment and recovery pathways and remind people that they're not alone. Check it out at https://knowyouroptions.me/  

Assessing treatment and recovery services in Western Maine

Maine DHHS is working to assess Maine's needs for Substance Use Disorder treatment and recovery services and wants to hear from people in western Maine. Can you help? They're offering gift cards to compensate people for their valuable time and insights. To register go...

No December conference = sad pandas

Normally at this time we'd be busy setting up the community room at the Paris Fire Department for our annual December conference on substance use disorders. Sadly, we needed to postpone this year's event so we can keep everyone safe. We'll miss seeing everyone, and...

WMARI board members on Senator King’s podcast

Board members Jennifer Small and Matt Baker recently joined Senator Angus King on his podcast for a discussion about recovery in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. We greatly appreciate Ben Tucker, Regional Representative for Senator King, for connecting us with...

Agenda for October meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM. If you're on our mailing list, you should've already received the meeting reminder, as well as the agenda, minutes from the last meeting, call-in info, and the strategic plan that will be discussed. If you're...

Congressman Golden on National Recovery Month

Thanks to Congressman Jared Golden for providing this statement for us, and for the work he's doing to advance addiction treatment and recovery. “The coronavirus pandemic can be especially isolating for Mainers in recovery. Thankfully, folks across the state have come...

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...