Since 2008, the Bangor Area Recovering Community Coalition (BARCC) was formed as a group of recovering individuals and their allies who advocate and support addiction recovery in the greater Bangor area. Its primary focus is recovery education within the recovery community and within the community, region, and state. BARCC merged with the Bangor Area Recovery Network in 2010 and now serves as its standing committee Education Committee. BARCC also serves as a Health Advisory Team to the Bangor Public Health Advisory Board through its Substance Abuse Task Force.
BARCC’s Core Message:
BARCC believes supporting recovery is a community responsibility.
- BARCC’s purpose is to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction.
- BARCC defines recovery from addiction as a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.
- BARCC celebrates and makes recovery visible to the community.
- BARCC embraces resiliency as the framework of recovery.
BARCC meets the 4th Monday of every month from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Community Education and Board Room at the BARN, 142 Center Street, Brewer, Maine.