Franchesca's story of family recovery

I believe in the power of recovery because it has changed my father’s life, in-turn it has impacted mine.
My father is an Army Veteran who came back from the service very sick. His addiction to alcohol was grave and almost ruined our lives. He missed out on many opportunities while trying to combat his military trauma and alcoholism. His path to recovery began when he was close to dying due to his disease. Fast forward to today, he leads a healthy and productive life. He is highly involved in peer recovery work in the Dominican Republic. He mentors young people that are in early recovery. Working for MOAR as operations manager is my way of giving back and thanking those who gave my father a second chance at life.
We need your input!
Governor Charlie Baker Proposes CARE   "An Act Relative to  C ombating Addiction, A ccessing Treatment R educing Prescriptions , and   E nhancing Prevention Services" .
Governor Baker's proposed CARE Act is another step to address Opioid Epidemic –looking at ways to improve Massachusetts services for people with opioid addictions. The CARE Act must be passed by the state legislature before it become law. Your views can affirm or help to change it. A Public Hearing will be held on January 16 th  at the MA Statehouse. It will be heard by the legislative Mental Health Substance Use and Recovery Committee. MOAR Information to follow. Going Beyond The Opioid Epidemic, Your Views Will Help Make Massachusetts # 1 for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
How Would You?
  • Improve Access to Treatment
  • Raise the Profile of Recovery Coaching
  • Assure Safe Prescription Practice
  • Enhance Prevention Services
At MOAR, we are Voices for Recovery. Give us your input on these and other important considerations from Governor Baker’s CARE Act

 Please click here to contact MOAR with questions or comments or if you wish to attend the CARE Act public hearing.
Conference Committee Working on Major Criminal Justice Reforms
Both the House and Senate have approved their own versions sweeping criminal justice reform bills to address major areas like diversion to treatment, sentencing, and CORI reform. There are some important differences that could impact the Recovery Community.

Click here for the facts and stay tuned for upcoming coalition actions so that conference committee hears our recovery voices!
MOAR 12th Annual
Holiday Celebration Highlights!
Thanks to Haner Hernandez, MOAR Board member and tireless advocate, for doing a great job as emcee!
The whole family together! MOAR Board and Staff members.
We were proud to present a “MOAR of a Thank You” Gift to  Karen Pressman, BSAS Policy, Program, and Development  Director  (center) who will be retiring in April 2018 after many years of fantastic service. With Recovery Support Services Director Julia Ojeda (left) and MOAR Executive Director Maryanne Frangules (right)
Woody Giessmann Right Turn CEO and Board member with Jacquelyn Mooney returned by popular demand to perform their wonderful rendition of "Stand By Me"
Recovery Community Organizations took center stage. Debbie Flynn-Gonzalez and Hope for Holyoke performing their hilarious and educational puppet show! Part of the Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery presentation including many RCOs

MOAR Friends from the Worcester area including Everyday Miracle's Director Michael Earielo (second from left) who told his incredible story of learning to walk again in recovery.
Our fearless leader and MOAR Executive Director Maryanne Frangules with SOAR Project Director Kirsten Doherty
We thank Doug Lomax for taking the stage with the Safe and Sound Recovery Center. Strong voices for Recovery!
MOAR Thanks our Holiday Celebration Fabulous Sponsors and Speakers!
Join us for a MOAR Regional Recovery Action Meeting