Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

A statewide recovery community organization that strives for strong policy advocacy and community education 

Founded in 1991, the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is a recovery community organization (RCO) that has a strong presence throughout the state. The organization's ultimate goals are to facilitate open access to prevention, treatment, and recovery support as well as to support all pathways of recovery

MOAR has been instrumental in policy changes to insurance coverage, the criminal justice system, licensed recovery residences, housing, and education for those seeking and in recovery. In addition, MOAR has had a presence on the Governor's Opioid Advisory Task Force as well as multiple state commissions on a wide range of topics such as recovery coaching and civil commitments

MOAR has recovery coaches on staff, uses recovery messaging tools to educate the community, and puts together "Recovery Day" at the State House each year. The RCO has created SOAR (Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery), which is a network of peer-to-peer recovery community organizations across the state that share information and lessons learned. 

MOAR is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.  


Successfully advocating for policy change in Massachusetts for addiction and recovery. 

Continuum of Care
Type of Evidence
Response Approach
Recovery coaching

Evidence of Program Effectiveness

This program has not been formally evaluated, but has been successful in advocating for policy change in the state of Massachusetts.