Measuring Impact

In 2022, a record number of nearly 110,000 people across the nation lost their battle with addiction.

Maine was disproportionately affected with 716 drug-related deaths, along with many hundreds more who experienced relapses.

Our work at PRCC is making a proven difference, measured in the quality of changed lives and the impact on community. And the success is not simply demonstrated by the lives restored. The financial impact and savings from lives saved is profound.

People in recovery contribute significantly to the economy and the health of our communities. We work hard, we give back, we help others, we pay our taxes and vote.

The return on investment is immeasurable.

PRCC’s services make sound financial sense.
Consider this....

One night in jail

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Approximate costs

Reasons to Fund Recovery Community Centers

Maine was disproportionately affected with 716 drug-related deaths, along with many hundreds more who experienced re-occurrence of use.

Recovery is beneficial not only for individuals, families, and communities, but also for the nation’s health and economy.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018, January 17).
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide (Third Edition).

“Studies (on peer recovery supports) demonstrated reduced relapse rates, increased treatment retention, improved relationships with treatment providers and social supports, and increased satisfaction with the overall treatment experience” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2017.

“Peer support has a positive impact on clients experiencing homelessness by building relationships on 'shared experience and the ability to empathize and develop a mutual trust and understanding' and provide various types of social support” Groundswell Homeless Healthcare Reports, 2016.

“Greater use of RCCs appears to be associated with longer duration of recovery and higher recovery capital, which in turn is associated with better quality of life and higher self-esteem and lower levels of psychological distress.”
John F. Kelly, PhD, Recovery Research Institute, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, (2020)


Reported having a compensated, stable job as a result of long-term recovery


As many individuals in recovery pay bills on time and repay debts compared to those with an active substance use issue or disorder


People in long-term recovery
report good credit standing, compared to the 58% of people beginning their recovery

Laudet, A., & Faces & Voices of Recovery (2013).
Life in Recovery: Report on the Survey Findings