SAARA of Virginia on the Derek Chauvin Verdict:
"The stigmatization of drug use and addiction has long been used to rob individuals of their dignity and humanity, all while justifying harsh treatment by police."
What We Do
SAARA is committed to mobilizing supporters to work with legislators and other decision-makers to enhance our Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Addiction system of care in Virginia. Learn more about getting involved with SAARA's advocacy.
By the Numbers
VIRGINIA HAVE A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
OPIOID-RELATED OVERDOSE DEATHS IN VIRGINIA
TOTAL DRUG ARREST IN 2018
PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE SUD HAVE A CO-OCCURRING MENTAL ILLNESS