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.

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...

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...