A Wrap Up:
National Recovery Month in Maine 2008
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Recovery Month in Maine 2008 was a success!  We thank everyone who was involved and we hope you enjoy the highlights in this wrap-up edition as well as the details about upcoming events for Maine. 

As always, celebrating recovery in Maine!
Amanda Edgar, Ronni Katz & Nancy DeYoung
Portland's Overdose Prevention Project
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Bangor Area Summit on Addiction Recovery: Broadening the Base for Recovery
The September 4th one-day forum included speakers, a panel discussion & breakout groups for community-focused discussions.
Read more about the Summit from the Bangor Daily News

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.

Learn more about "The Power of Our Stories" from
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Recovery Celebration
A recovery event in the park had speakers, refreshments, music & recovery sharing.  State Legislative Representative Marilyn Canavan read the Governor's proclamation.
Ronni, Deb, Coral & Hank with Gov. Baldacci

Shown with Gov. Baldacci as he signs the Recovery Month proclamation are, from left to right, Ronni Katz, Debbie Dettor, Coral Hewins and Hank Goodwin.

September 4, 2008 Article from Faces and Voices of Recovery: Governor Baldacci Looks to Boost Addiction Treatment

Recovery & Wellness Resource Fair
On September 24th, the Portland Overdose Prevention Project's annual event allowed 27 providers the opportunity to reach out to nearly 120 community members accessing services at Preble Street Resource Center.

See our "THANK YOU" ad in the Maine Switch or on our website. We also have pictures from our event at Slide.com!
A New Beginning to Support Addiction Recovery Within Our Communities: Drums Along the Kennebec
On October 3rd, recovery advocates from the Kennebec Valley region gathered to learn more about the Recovery Oriented System of Care model (ROSC) from Phil Valentine, Executive Director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).  CCAR is a national leader in the development of recovery centers, recovery housing, as well as telephone and peer-to-peer recovery supports.

Learn more about CCAR and their efforts at www.ccar.us.
FMII about future events and planning contact
Deb Dettor.

Recovering Women's Leadership Training
The Recovering Women's Leadership Training (RWLT) is a series of empowerment workshops for women facilitated by two trained facilitators; both of them have lived experience in recovery! Participants should plan to attend all three sessions. Meals are provided. RWLT is free.


Bangor Health & Community Services

103 Texas Avenue, Bangor

Friday, Nov. 14 from 9am - 2pm

Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 am - 2pm
Sunday, Nov. 16 from 9am - 3pm
Women who are recovering from alcohol or drug problems and any of the following are welcome: trauma background or a history of abuse; mental health issues. Learn skills to help build a brighter future for you and your family.!

Give Deb a call at (207) 458-4366 or

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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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