Welcome to MAAR
The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery is the statewide coalition that organizes people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and recovery allies into a unified recovery presence within Maine. We are a statewide recovery community organization that represents the many pathways of recovery. MAAR members and supporters celebrate recovery every day – we know firsthand that recovery works.
What We Do
The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery’s goals include:
- Serve as leaders and teachers about addiction recovery
- Uphold that people recover through a variety of means: 12 step programs, faith-based programs, medication assisted recovery, treatment assisted, peer supported, and many others
- Serve as Living Proof that recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a reality
- Facilitate Leadership training sessions for recovering people and allies
- Work to lessen the stigma and discrimination faced by people with addictions
- Collaborate with recovery advocates in the State and around the country to change attitudes and beliefs about recovery
- Advocate with legislators and policy makers to ensure that Maine people can access the peer recovery supports they need
- Volunteer our expertise and energy to help plan and support community-based recovery events
- Help to create peer recovery support programs in communities across Maine
Recovery is the overall goal of every treatment and recovery support program that exists in our state. It is a lifelong and personal journey requiring courage and commitment to live in new ways that strengthen a healthy lifestyle free of alcohol or illicit drugs.
The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery is Maine’s leader in developing the concept and creating a recovery oriented system of care for Maine, centered around the expressed needs of those in recovery. Nationally, this transformative movement strives to change the ways that all recovery support services are developed and provided. MAAR works to create community based peer support programs that build and sustain recovery.