Remembering Neill Miner



With very heavy hearts, we have some tough news to share with the New England Institute community. Neill Miner, the former longtime Director of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, passed away on Saturday, May 5, surrounded by his family.

Neill directed the New England Institute for 16 years and was really the “founding director” for its second half, leading the Institute into its modern era. After he left the New England Institute, he continued to support NEIAS programs and staff in lots of large and small ways.

Prior to his time at the New England Institute, Neill served as the Director of the Maine Office of Alcoholism and Drug Prevention. He directed AdCare Educational Institute of Maine for many years. Later in his career, he also worked in community prevention. In addition to developing quality continuing education for the workforce, his work led to infrastructure for statewide recovery initiatives, adolescent treatment systems, and other initiatives that will continue to benefit many people.

Neill's impact on our field for over 30 years has been immense. His gifts for identifying opportunities to improve or expand services, combined with his unparalleled work ethic, and a truly collaborative approach brought many important initiatives to fruition.

Neill quietly and humbly led, mentored, and encouraged many people in the field to shine in their roles as trainers, recovery advocates, clinicians, prevention professionals, capacity builders, and organizers. His impact on improving the wellness and recovery of people from New England and beyond is immense, and his kindness was felt by many.

His obituary may be found at:

Neill had a way of bringing out the best in people, and our community’s work will continue to spread those seeds in a beautiful way.



We are pleased to have merged with a longtime organizational partner, and as of July 1, 2017 our organization is now known as AdCare Educational Institute of New England. We look forward to continuing to bring your our quality Summer Schools and other New England regional workforce development programs.

Reminder: We moved a few years ago to another location in Augusta, Maine. Please take note of our current address: PO Box 742, Augusta, ME 04332.

We are a non-profit partnership with 49 years of experience providing competency development courses to individuals committed to preventing, treating, and supporting recovery from addictive disorders.

2018 Program information:

49th Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies - June 4 – 7, 2018 - Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

26th Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment - August 27 - 30, 2018- Waterville Valley Conference Center, Waterville Valley, NH

11th Annual C. Everett Koop Addiction Symposium - January 18, 2018, Concord, NH

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