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Who we Are

MOAR was founded in 1991 to collectively meet with other addiction-oriented groups to build a coalition to support Licensing of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

We are mostly people in addiction recovery, who support a continuum of care that is inclusive of peer recovery support services.

Maryanne Frangules
MOAR executive director

Our Accomplishments

  • Supporting the establishment of an adolescent treatment facility in Western MA
    which led to building a continuum for youth and young adults.

  • 31 years of Recovery Month Celebrations with national attention. 

  • Received a SAMHSA Award in 2011.

  • 21 Years of Celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month.

  • Expanding availability of Recovery Action Meetings to East Boston, South Boston, Somerville, Brockton, Natick, Marlborough, Framingham, Walpole, New Bedford, Worcester,
    Springfield, and Holyoke. 

  • Policymaker and Public Education to support services for families and individuals.

  • Collaboration with Community and Statewide Coalitions to Create Public Awareness.

  • 25 awards for Community Contributions. 

  • Received Joel Hernandez Advocacy Award from Faces and Voices of Recovery at America Honors Recovery Celebration 2012.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Maryanne Frangules

MOAR Executive Director

I've been in recovery over thirty years. I do this work because I am inspired by the visible, vocal, valuable faces of voices in recovery.

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Julie Bunch

MOAR DEI Staff Lead

​I am a woman in long-term recovery, who is the MOAR Regional Coordinator for Boston and Northeast. I am inspired to replace the discrimination of addiction with the value of living in recovery.

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Trevor Dayton

MOAR A.R.E.A.S. Facilitator

As a man in long-term recovery,  I am actively involved in supporting the growth of peer to peer recovery, Recovery Centered Organizations and professional workforce development initiatives in the peer recovery workforce.  

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Stephanie Carlson

MOAR A.R.E.A.S. Co-Facilitator                                                      New Bedford

Stephanie Carlson is an AREAS co-facilitator in New Bedford. She has life experience in addiction and now  helps individuals seeking or are in recovery. 

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Scott Francis

MOAR Regional Coordinator                                                    Metro-West Massachusetts

My recovery journey started in 1995 with the support of my parents, family, and friends. However, it was not until 2006 when I learned about making a wellness recovery action plan, that I was

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John Fortes III, LADC1, MS

MOAR Operations Support

As a person in long-term recovery, I have been affiliated with the MOAR for over 10 years. I a