Senator John Keenan and Paul Bowman from the National Association for Medication Assisted Recovery stand together against stigma and in support of treatment for all pathways to recovery.

Learn about Senator Keenan's 30-day Treatment Bill

Long-time friend of MOAR Representative Liz Malia from JP shares about her 2017 policy initiatives including her bill "An act relative to substance use disorder diversion and treatment"

Always great to hear the strong recovery voices from StepROX Recovery Center. We learned about their great new program with NAMI to support people with
co-occuring disorders.


Father Joe White helps us kick off the evening on a note of hope and gratitude with his spiritual message.


Our Friends from the Safe and Sound Recovery Center


Lew Finfer from MCAN/Jobs Not Jails closes the evening with a powerful call to action to the recovery community to help reform our criminal justice system.
Learn MOAR about Jobs Not Jails


MOAR thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, the Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor's Office of Recovery Service, our board, staff, members and all of our friends for making the event great!

Special Thanks to our fabulous speakers:

Tim - Recovery Speaker and the many who shared their recovery stories
Father Joe White, Roman Catholic Archdiocese Recovery Services Boston Faith Based and Recovery Coalition  
Representative Elizabeth Malia
Senator John Keenan

Karen Pressman- Director of Planning and Development BSAS
Vic DiGravio- Association for Behavioral Healthcare, (ABH) CEO
Connie Peters- (ABH) Vice President of Addiction Services
Joe Kelleher- Gavin Foundation/M.A.S.H.
Ostiguy Recovery High School Principal Roger Oser and Students
Jennifer Tracey, City of Boston Recovery Services Director
Lew Finfer, Massachusetts Community Action Network, Jobs Not Jails
StepRox Recovery Center
Safe and Sound Recovery Center
Devine Recovery Center

Darrell Wright - MOAR/Safe and Sound
Helen Connolly - Allston Brighton SA Task Force and all Boston coalitions
Monica Valdes Lupi - Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) Director
Rita Nieves - BPHC Assistant Director
Yalika Cardenas - BPHC Director of Programs and Planning
Maureen Cavanaugh- Magnolia New Beginnings Family Support
Maureen Mcglame - COASA, Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Colleen Labelle - Boston Medical Center and Statewide Office Based Opioid Treatment Director co-occuring disorders.