Tag Archives: community

Holding bake sales to save lives

Recovery Rocks

Our friends at Health Equity Alliance (H.E.A.L.) have started a pretty fantastic fundraiser that makes me proud to be affiliated with them and discouraged with the world I live in. H.E.A.L. is raising funds to purchase Naloxone, a medication that has exactly one use: to bring a person back from the certain death of a […]

Please help Sadie Riggs story go viral

I read two articles on Facebook this weekend that I thought were both important and very indicative of the times we live in. The first went viral over a year ago. It’s written by a young woman who describes how tedious she finds the dating scene to be. Melisa Moeller explains in her piece why […]

Addiction in the family: We are increasing community support

Last night’s “Addiction in the Family” event at the B.A.R.N. was a remarkable success. The turnout and participation were incredible. It was amazing to see so many new faces and old friends. Tons of existing support groups were represented. It was so cool to see people in long term recovery sharing their experience, strength, and […]

Young People in Recovery: Brewer chapter invites you to join!

Today’s blog is a guest appearance by Melinda Coffin – an amazing recovery ally and current leader of YPR Brewer. If you aren’t yet familiar with this movement: “Young People in Recovery (YPR) is a national grassroots advocacy organizationfocused on creating recovery-ready communities throughout the nation for youngpeople in, or seeking, recovery from addiction. YPR […]

How Maine can lower addiction rates in 2017

I’m a recovery ally. I support recovery from addiction through all known pathways. My efforts are personal and professional. Experience has shown me countless times that grassroots efforts are our greatest hope for reducing rates of addiction, but we’re not yet sufficiently coming together. I quickly tire of rhetoric from politicians and self-appointed experts. (can […]