WANTED! Your stories!

Drug or Alcohol Addiction? Do you have a story, or know someone who has one they would like to tell? Midcoast Recovery Coalition is looking for stories from you to add to our website! We are looking for feel good stories of recovery, not so feel good stories about addiction, or just

Donations are Wonderful!

We would like to thank Jeff's Vacuum in Rockport for his generous donation of an Electrolux vacuum to the Friends House!  It is because of  Jeff and other generous people that we can continue with our dedication to making our communities safe ones, and helping to combat the addictions of so many.

How to Really Hurt an Addict

Addiction is predictable. You already know the life circumstances that precede addiction: trauma, parental addiction, poverty, homelessness, mental illness, lack of education… no surprises there. These compound intersectionally, so if we’re looking at a child of addicts who is abused or neglected and living in poverty, they are very likely to become

The Accessibility of Gratitude

Have you felt gratitude today? Did you smile as your pet greeted you when you got home? Enjoy the music in your car? Share a kind moment with your partner? For many of us, daily practices of gratitude are central to our health and well-being. Gratitude is powerful medicine, and many try

Letting go

Sometimes we don’t want to live anymore. We feel that we’ve lived through or caused so much pain and broken our lives so thoroughly that it seems like death would be easier, gentler, and healthier.  This mindset is common for addicts. Many of us have (or think we have) done terrible things