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. 

Recovery Outings Are Back!

Join us on Sunday, March 19th, for our first recovery outing this year! We are strapping on the cross-country skis and heading outside. Please sign up here.  

Join the new Oxford Hills Recovery Center Team!

WMARI is hiring for a part-time Peer Support Specialist (PSS) We are seeking a compassionate individual to fill the role of a part-time Peer Support Specialist (PSS). A PSS is a person who has been successful in their recovery process and who can support others...

We are Hiring!

WMARI is thrilled to announce we are hiring staff for the new Oxford Hills Recovery Center! We will accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to For more information about WMARI, visit our...

Raffle! Enter to Win!

Enter to win a handmade butterfly recovery quilt* and help raise money for WMARI! The raffle drawing will take place at the 6th Annual Western Maine Recovery Rally on Sunday, September 18th. You do not have to be present to win, but we want to see you all there! The...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2022 RE: Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA)-Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grant awarded to Oxford County organizations. CONTACT: Kari Taylor, Director, Western Maine Addiction Recovery...

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:...