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

Mar 02

Narcotics Anonymous – Norway

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norway ME
Mar 04

Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative Meeting

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Woodstock ME
Mar 09

Narcotics Anonymous – Norway

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norway ME

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...

Free Recovery Coach Training in Lewiston!

We're in need of more trained Recovery Coaches to help with Project Save ME and hope that some folks form Oxford County might be able to attend this free upcoming training, then connect with us about working as volunteers with Project Save ME. If you're interested in...

WMARI video!

Have you seen the short video we made yet for WMARI and Project Save ME?! You can check it out here! A huge thanks to Meredith Mathieu of the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School's Advanced Communications program for producing this video for us! Thanks to her...

Larry Labonte Recovery Center to open in River Valley!

We're excited to share the news that Oxford County will soon have its first recovery center! The Larry Labonte Recovery Center (LLRC) will be opening in Rumford. You can stay up to date with the LLRC via their Facebook page. Right now they're looking for volunteers to...

Lake Region Recovery Center’s December newsletter

Our friends at Lake Region Recovery Center are doing some amazing things to support the recovery community. Check out their December newsletter to learn more. December 2018 Newsletter

Our Basics of SUD Conference was a success!

Thanks to the hard work of several WMARI members the 18th Annual Basics of Substance Use Disorder Conference on December 7th was a great success! This was our first year of taking the lead on planning the event, and we're very pleased to share that about 80 people...