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Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance

Welcome to our website! SAARA of Virginia is a grassroots recovery community organization. All friends of recovery are invited and welcome to join. Our members include individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, their families, friends, and dedicated community supporters. Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, we are seventeen affiliates strong and growing. SAARA promotes social, educational, legal, research and health care resources and services that support accessible, effective and accountable addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and Recovery. We envision the day when the stigma of addiction will be eradicated, and all who seek recovery will find it. Recovery happens! Please take a look around our website and let us know if you have any comments or questions.

Message of the Day

HONESTY unlocks the door to Recovery and peace. Pride goes before the fall.

Latest Publications

Saturday, December 07, 2013
Recovery Coach Academy

Friday, October 04, 2013
The Recovery Advocate October 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013
AA and NA Resource Library

Events

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:00 am
Anger Management

Latest Video

Proclaimation by Govenor on prescription drug abuse Proclaimation by Govenor on prescription drug abuse Posted on July 05, 2013Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc.and Viginia Department of Health work with community and State agencies to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs.

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SAARA FACTS

Addiction is a brain disease that can be treated. Effective treatment may include medication.

Eighteen months to two years is the recommended length of active addiction treatment to achieve sustained recovery.

There are proven effective addiction treatment and prevention services called evidence-based practices.


Sources: VACSB Presentation from SJR318 Study Committee, 2009; SAARA Stigma Workshop, 2008; NIDA InfoFacts, 2008-2009