Click HERE for SAARA's 2020 Communications Plan
CLICK HERE for our comprehensive Resource Library
Regional contact information and topics included in the Resource Library include:

Abuse & Neglect of Adults/Children

Adult Day Care Services/Aging Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

Assisted Living Facilities

Child Day Care


Consumer Complaints & Protection

Crisis Intervention/Prevention

Disability Services

Domestic Violence


Employment Services

Ex-Offender Reentry Programs

Financial Assistance/Counseling

Food Pantries/Home Delivered Meals/Meal Programs

Homeless shelters


Hospitalization (Mental Health)

Housing Services

Legal Services


Additional Resources:
  • SAARA Group List: Click HERE for list of all SAARA Center groups and their details.
  • SAARA Training Programs: Click HERE for detailed list of SAARA Training Programs. 
  • They have a library of educational articles on addiction, recovery, and detoxification, which can benefit residents both in the US and internationally.
  • Check out this organization connecting people seeking treatment to the resources they need.
  • Check out this website that offers a 10-session crash course on addiction, and an online social community. They also provide completely free resources that are open to anyone.
  • Facing Addiction with NCADD Resource Hub Finding resources is not always easy, especially in moments when you need them most. Their comprehensive resource hub helps you find the independent, local support you or a loved one are looking for. For their guide Multiple Pathways of Recovery: A Guide for Individuals and Families click here.  
  • Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: Here is a helpful sheet from SAMHSA on locating and accessing care.
  • Addiction Resource Center (ARC) portal: If you are struggling or worried about a loved one, there are resources that can help you.  Learn about addiction, access resources and figure out if you or your loved one needs help.
  • is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment and support sober living on the site.
  • SAMHSA has a behavioral health treatment navigator where you can find resources by zip code. Locate it HERE.
  • A centralized website and data source for addiction, prevention and recovery resources in Virginia can be found at
  • If we want addiction de-stigmatized then we need a language that's unified.This "Addiction-ary" is a great resource.
  • Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.  Click HERE to view their publications.

Alcohol Awareness Tool Kit

  • Alcohol Awareness Flyer: Click HERE to download. 

  • Alcohol Awareness PowerPoint: Click HERE to download.

  • Alcohol Awareness Sample Event Flyer: Click HERE to download.

  • Alcohol Awareness: Click HERE to learn how to communicate with an alcoholic partner.

  • Same Day Access: Community Services Boards are now offering Same Day Access. Click HERE to download the brief guide and learn more. 

  • Advocacy Reference Sheet: Click HERE to download. 

  • MAT SAMHSA Guide: Click HERE to download. 

  • Parents Guide Brochure: Click HERE to download.

  • CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Click HERE to download. 

  • According to new analysis of CDC data, alcohol, drug misuse, and suicide is hitting the millennial generation the hardest. Click HERE to learn more on the impact.

National Vital Statistics Reports

  • Drug Overdose Deaths involving Fentanyl (2011-2016): Click HERE to download.

Crime in Virginia

Effectiveness of Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone vs Daily Buprenorphine-Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: A Randomized Clinical Noninferiority Trial

Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs - 7th Edition

Medicaid Expansion: For more information on Medicaid Expansion or to apply for coverage click HERE.

Ups and Downs: Overdose deaths declined in 2018 in the commonwealth, but experts project a record number of drug fatalities by year’s end

Fatal Drug Overdose Quarterly Reports

  • 2019 1st Quarter Report Click HERE

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

  • 2018 Survey Click HERE

Understanding a Veteran with PTSD

Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Understanding the Epidemic

Know the Risks of Meth

Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

HARP Newsletter July 2019

The Dialogue 2019

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Announces Civil Rights Restored to more than 20,000 Virginians

Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Manual

Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients: Participant Workbook

Peer Support in Mental Health Services: Where is the Research taking us, and do we want to go there?

ASAM Releases New Definition of Addiction

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that aims to increase transparency and reporting on state supplemental payments and financing arrangements in Medicaid. 

Fact Sheet: 2019 Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR)

SAMHSA is now providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication for HIV for free to thousands of uninsured Americans. To enroll, click HERE.

Five Myths of Addictions

Governor Ralph Northam Presents Historic 2020-2022 Budget, click HERE for more information.

Contact Us

SAARA of Virginia
2000 Mecklenburg Street

Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 762-4445 | Fax: (804) 762-4333

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