September is
National Recovery Month!
Recovery Month in Maine
Bangor - 9/4
Augusta - 9/13
Winslow - 9/20
Portland - 9/24
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Overdose Prevention Project
City of Portland Public Health Division, H&HSD

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We are thrilled to announce the statewide events that are being co-sponsored by Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  This year, we will be bringing recovery into the spotlight with four events being held in honor of National Recovery Month!  Below, you will find opportunities for involvement, event details as well as event contact info. 

Let's celebrate recovery in Maine!
Amanda Edgar, Ronni Katz & Nancy DeYoung
Portland's Overdose Prevention Project
City of Portland * HHSD * Public Health Division
Bangor Area Summit on Addiction Recovery: Broadening the Base for Recovery
A one-day forum that includes speakers, panel discussion & breakout groups for community-focused discussions.  Target audience: individuals & families in recovery; treatment & service professionals; criminal justice & corrections; and community members. State Attorney General Steven Rowe will be the keynote speaker.  

Date: Thursday, September 4th
Time: 8:00a - 4:30p
Location: Bangor Civic Center, Bangor
FMI: Email Tim Shaw or call (207) 992-4464

The Power of Our Stories:
Media Training for People in Recovery
A 4-hour training that teaches recovering people how to use their stories in the media and community based presentations to teach about recovery & to lessen stigma.

Saturday, September 13th
Time: 10:00a - 2:30p
Location: University of Maine, Augusta
FMI: Email Deb Dettor or call (207) 458-4366
Recovery Celebration
A recovery event in the park with speakers, refreshments, music & recovery sharing.  State Legislative Representative Marilyn Canavan will speak & read the Governor's proclamation.

Saturday, September 20th
Time: 8:00a - 12:00p
Location: Fort Halifax Park, Winslow
FMI: Call Jeff Wilber at (207) 877-9922
Recovery & Wellness Resource Fair
The Overdose Prevention Project's annual event serves to reach out to community members accessing services at Preble Street Resource Center. Close to 25 area service providers will be able to make face-to-face contact with consumers while sharing resources and materials. 
Free food, fun and prizes!

Wednesday, September 24
Time: 2:00p - 4:00p
Location: Preble Street Resource Center/
Wayside Soup Kitchen, Portland
FMI: Email Amanda Edgar or call (207) 756-8053 
Portland's Overdose Prevention Project is supported by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse (DHHS) &
the City of Portland, Health & Human Services Department, Public Health Division.

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Celebrating Recovery in Maine.  Real People. Real Recovery.