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.

June 6th-Film Showing and Discussion: Compassion Cures

We’re collaborating with Healthy Oxford Hills to host a free showing of the short Maine-made film Compassion Cures on Thursday, June 6th at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. The 30-minute documentary focuses on the stigma surrounding substance use and mental...

New Meetings at The HILLS Recovery Center!

Greetings from The HILLS Recovery Center! We're excited to share that we've added a couple new meetings and groups to our schedule, as well as some changes to our existing meetings. See below for our meeting schedule and our latest flyer. We welcome you to save and...

Join the 8th Annual Western ME Recovery Rally Planning Committee!

Greetings, wonderful folks of Western Maine! We hope this message finds you well and ready for an exciting opportunity! As we gear up for the 8th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally, we’re thrilled to extend a personal invitation for you to join our planning...

20th Annual Basics of SUD Conference – Registration is open!

Register Here PARIS, ME - The Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative (WMARI) is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the much-anticipated 20th Annual Basics of Substance Use Disorder Conference. Themed "Stronger Together: Addiction, Recovery,...

Save the date! The SUD Conference is back!

Mark your calendars! WMARI is excited to announce the long-awaited return of the Basics of Substance Use Disorder Conference on March...

Holiday hours for The HILLS Recovery Center

The HILLS Recovery Center will be closed on Friday, 12/22, Monday 12/25, and Tuesday 12/26 for the holidays. We will be back open for our regular hours (11am-3pm) on Wednesday, 12/27! The Friday NA Meeting, Sunday AA meeting, and Tuesday All Recovery meeting will go...

7th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally, September 17th (11am-3pm)

Please join us on Sunday, September 17th, for the 7th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally! We will meet beginning at 11:00 am at The HILLS Recovery Center- 15 Tannery Street in downtown Norway. Park your car at The HILLS, pick up free t-shirts and signs (we will have...

New WMARI Butterfly Quilt Raffle!

Enter our raffle for a chance to win a beautiful, one-of-a-kind butterfly quilt wall hanging, and donate to an important cause!

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day!

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day that brings us together to remember those we have lost to overdose, to acknowledge those injured by overdose, and to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder.

Second Chance: Battling Addiction

In the shadows of every individual's life, a unique tapestry is woven with threads of joy and sorrow, triumph and defeat. Our journey through existence is often marked by moments that test our resilience, spirit, and essence. And within this intricate mosaic are those...