Kari Taylor, Director of the Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative (WMARI), joins us to share about the organization's work supporting addiction recovery in our state.
WMARI's mission is to build a collaborative, non-judgmental environment to support addiction recovery through education, advocacy, and compassionate community action. Supportive meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month starting at 6pm for anyone who would like to join, and are currently held on Zoom due to pandemic precautions. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WMARI also supports education in the community, and helps those struggling with addiction through Project SaveME. Through the program, anyone who walks into a police department or emergency room in Oxford County asking for help with addiction is paired with a trained Recovery Coach. Those asking for help are also allowed to turn over drugs and drug paraphernalia without fear of arrest or charges. Recovery Coaches will help the individual connect with available treatment options and support them through their treatment and recovery.
To learn more about WMARI and how you could get involved, including opportunities to become a Recovery Coach, visit their website.