MAINE ASSOCIATION of
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October News Letter 2014

                                                        

MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR PATRICK DECLARES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.  ANNOUNCES ACTIONS TO ADDRESS OPIOID ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

http://www.mass.gov/governor/pressoffice/pressreleases/2014/0327-governor-declares-public-health-emergency.html

MAAR SUBSTANCE USE RECOVERY SURVEY

The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery is seeking input from those in addiction recovery so we can address the need for enhancing recovery supports in our state. Please take a moment of your time to fill out this survey. Thank you.


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There is HOPE

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THE MAAR OFFICE HAS MOVED!!!   

THE MAINE ALLIANCE FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY IS NOW LOCATED IN SUITE 101 AT THE OLDE FEDERAL BUILDING (2 floors down from the old office). 

This new space is our "Mini Recovery Center" and will allow us to incorporate a larger variety of peer recovery services such as: Telephone Recovery Support, Recovery Coach meeting room, Peer support groups, a computer for those to use for job seeking, printing resumes, etc. 

Please take a moment to drop by and check it out!

 

 

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The 2013 "Recovery Wellness Rally" was a hit! We had over 150 people attend this event. Please follow the link for pictures of this celebration.     http://www.flickr.com/photos/103780111@N02/

 

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anonymous people

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

 

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SMART

LOCAL SMART MEETINGS:

Augusta Maine

WHERE: 295 Water Street, Lower level, Olde Federal Building

WHEN: Wednesdays

TIME: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

 

PORTLAND

WHERE: PORTLAND RECOVERY COMMMUNITY CENTER

WHEN: THURSDAYS 3:30-4:30

FMI: Contact Steve @ 553-2575

 

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Dear Prospective HIV Advisory Committee Member:

The Maine HIV Advisory Committee (HIVAC) is seeking committed individuals. The HIVAC is charged with addressing issues related to HIV in Maine through effective public policy. We’re contacting you because we feel that you are important to this endeavor.

Under the leadership of the HIV Advisory Committee, the state of Maine has lead the nation in the provision of care for people living with HIV, and taken bold and effective steps to prevent the spread of the virus. This has ranged from the establishment of legislation permitting syringe exchange, to the maintenance of the MaineCare Waiver for persons living with HIV, to promoting the “Ask for the Test” campaign. The Committee’s most recent accomplishment was the passage of a prenatal testing law, which encouraged all pregnant women to be tested for HIV in order to prevent even one child from contracting the virus during birth.

In spite of these successes the struggle continues to achieve an AIDS free generation and end AIDS related deaths. The stigma associated with HIV remains prevalent in our community and each year additional people are newly diagnosed. Our efforts continue to meet these challenges. Maine’s HIV Advisory Committee is a statutorily mandated group made up of persons living with HIV/AIDS, those most impacted by HIV, professionals that focus on HIV care and prevention and representatives of state agencies and the Maine legislature.

The role of the HIV Advisory Committee is unique in the state of Maine.. While several other state committees provide input into how specific programs related to HIV are implemented, they do not carry the legislative mandate that the HIV Advisory Committee comes equipped with. The HIVAC’s duties include assessing emerging HIV-related issues and trends, advising state and federal government agencies on policies that relate to HIV/AIDS, and initiating and responding to legislation... Members are elected to serve a 3 year term during which they are expected to attend monthly meetings and commit approximately 3-5 additional hours of related work each month.

If you are interested in joining the HIV Advisory Committee, please complete the attached application and submit a letter of reference. If we do not have a position available for you in the category you are best suited to fill, we would still encourage your involvement and participation. The HIV Advisory Committee values and depends on input from a wide spectrum of viewpoints. You can be just as effective in guiding HIVAC by simply being an active participant.

 

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We appreciate your commitment and passion to serving in the field of HIV/AIDS, and hope you will serve alongside us.

 

Respectfully,

 

Maine HIV Advisory Committee

 

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