Who We Are

Founded in 1997, The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA) is a statewide organization advocating for individuals and families affected by substance use disorder (SUD) and addiction. SAARA’s core pillars are to Advocate, Educate and Support SUD and addiction communities.  SAARA is a Platinum Status nonprofit on GuideStar. 


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.


SAARA facilitates educational training for Peer Recovery Specialists and Community Supporters.


SAARA provides Peer Recovery Support Services across the community.