Bangor Area Recovery Network

142 Center Street, Brewer, Maine 04412
(207) 561-9444

About Us

BARN provides recovery resources and support to those in Eastern &  Central Maine guided by the following:

Our Mission:

To provide a sustainable and reliable community recovery center that supports the needs of people affected by addiction.

Four Pillars of the BARN’s Foundation:

  1. Recovery is a process
  2. There are many pathways to recovery
  3. Recovery overcomes shame and stigma
  4. Supporting recovery is a community responsibility

Our Guiding Principles:

  • The BARN views addiction recovery from alcohol or other problems as a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.
  • While all recovery is supported by BARN, the primary focus shall be to support and sustain recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Fiscal responsibility is essential.
  • While we recognize individual pathways to recovery, the principle of group conscience shall guide the organization.
  • BARN insists on a safe, sober, and clean environment and maintains abstinence as a goal of recovery.
  • Recovery is available and possible, for everyone. Love and tolerance are the forces guiding our efforts.


  • Run by Volunteers
  • Provides rental space for recovery meetings and /or events
  • Not Affiliated with any singular recovery program such as AA, NA, or Al-non
  • Safe place for people to grow in recovery

Six Ways You Can Support The BARN:

  1. Participate in BARN’s Activities and Events
  2. Become a Member
  3. Become a Volunteer
  4. Serve on One of BARN’s Committees
    1. Operations-1st Monday of the Month
    2. BARCC- 4th Monday of the Month
    3. Development-2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month
  5. Carry BARN’s message for recovery in the community
  6. Support the BARN with your generous tax-deductible Contribution