The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) of Virginia is a statewide recovery advocacy organization. We transform communities through hope, education and advocacy for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. All friends of recovery are invited and welcome to join us. Our members include individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, their families, friends, and dedicated community supporters. SAARA promotes social, educational, legal, research, and health care resources and services that support accessible, effective, and accountable addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Membership in the SAARA of Virginia statewide organization is inclusive of anyone who subscribes to the mission statement. In addition to our advocacy efforts, we offer training and group meetings at SAARA Center, located at our offices at 2000 Mecklenburg St. Richmond, VA 23223.

Recovery Month 2020

September 2020 is the 31st year of celebrating Recovery Month! Recovery Month celebrates people in recovery as well as works to destigmatize recovery in all forms. Recovery Month has been integral in promoting and supporting evidence-based treatment (including the use of Peer Recovery Specialists). Each year has a different theme; this year, the theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections. 

Do you want to become a SAARA Voices of Recovery presenter?


If so, this training is for you! Learn to tell your story to create positive change in your community.


This training teaches how to effectively tell your story in 3 powerful segments, Before Addiction, Addiction Years, and Life in Recovery. 


SAARA's Voices of Recovery train the presenter training provides participants with the tools and skills needed to present their story and spread addiction awareness in the community. This training and all materials are provided free of charge. Click below to register.

September 16th, 10:00 AM

September 23rd, 1:00 PM

September 30th, 6:00 PM

Stories like Jason's is 

Why We Advocate

Happening Now

Peer Groups

SAARA of Virginia is committed to the health and well-being of both staff and the individuals we serve. Due to the growing concerns and impact of the COVID-19 virus, SAARA is following the guidelines of trusted source.


SAARA's recovery groups are now available virtually via Zoom. For guidance using Zoom or to download SAARA's Zoom Group schedule click HERE. 

Meeting ID = 366 329 8706

Password = 123456

Click link below to join!


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Letting Go @ 11:00 AM


Anger Management @ 1:00 PM


All Recovery @ 3:00 PM


Life Skills @ 11:00 AM


All Recovery @ 1:00 PM


Early Recovery @ 3:00 PM


Wellness Recovery @ 11:00 AM


MARS Recovery @ 1:00 PM


All Recovery @ 3:00 PM


Addictive Thinking @ 11:00 AM


Wellness Recovery @ 1:00 PM


All Recovery @ 3:00 PM


All Recovery @ 11:00 AM


All Recovery @ 1:00 PM

Contact Us

SAARA of Virginia
2000 Mecklenburg Street

Richmond, VA 23223

Phone: (804) 762-4445 | Fax: (804) 762-4333

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