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2023 Events

Recovering with Friends 
Season 1 Screening

 Relive the impactful moments of the Recovering with Friends Season 1 Screening—an evening devoted to dismantling the stigma surrounding Substance Use Disorder.

🎥 Screening Highlights Guests experienced the compelling narratives of Season 1, offering an intimate look into personal recovery journeys. These stories set the stage for an evening of reflection, understanding, and community building.

🍽️ Culinary DelightsGatch's Food & Spirits provided a delightful culinary experience, fostering a warm atmosphere for connections and conversations.

💬 Panel Discussion: "Social Media for Stigma-Busting"A thought-provoking panel discussion followed the screening, exploring the impact of social media in challenging stereotypes. Esteemed panelists included Mike Paddleford from The Recovery YouTube Show "Recover Loud," Gordon Smith, Maine's Director of Opioid Response, and Recovering with Friends hosts and guests, Seth, Sam, and Lauren.

🤝 Local Resources and Engagement Before the screening, guests engaged with local resource tables, accessing valuable information and support for their recovery journey. This showcased the collaborative effort within our community to provide understanding and empathy.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event. Stay tuned for more empowering discussions and events on Recovering with Friends. Together, we continue to break down barriers and build a community rooted in compassion.

Photos taken by Journey Magazine

LLRC's First Thanksgiving Meal

On November 22nd LLRC Staff were able to distribute 30 plates full with a hearty portion of Thanksgiving foods.

A deeply appreciative thank you to everyone who played a role in making our first Thanksgiving Meal at LLRC a resounding success. 

Special appreciation to Canton Variety for their generous donations of carrots, drinks, gravy, and cups. Immense gratitude to Marissa Henderson for her culinary expertise in preparing the delicious carrots, stuffing, and both mouthwatering turkeys. Thanks to Lauren Leonard for cr
afting the scrumptious mashed potatoes, and to Monica Hayes for treating us to two delightful desserts — a cherry dump cake and apple crisp.
A big shoutout to PL Stone and Douglas Stone for adding a delicious touch with the Green Bean Casserole. Your contributions and support made this Thanksgiving celebration truly memorable. Thank you!

Sam, Lauren, and Seth shown below waiting to dish out some more delicious food.


WMARI 7th Annual Recovery Rally 

On September 17th, 2023 Western Mountains Addiction Recovery Initiative (WMARI) hosted the 7th Annual Recovery Rally at Moore Park in South Paris, ME.  
Photos by: Volunteers at the event

Back to School Haircuts

LLRC provided a space for The River Valley Free Store's free back-to-school haircuts.