The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) of Virginia is a grassroots recovery community organization. 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 an array of workshops and group meetings at SAARA Center, located at our offices at 2000 Mecklenburg St. Richmond, VA 23223.
SAARA's funding is supported by the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
by contract with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and funding from Richmond Behavioral Health Authority.
SAARA maximizes the power of the people to advocate for treatment and recovery in order to prevent the harmful effects of substance abuse upon families, businesses, and the community.
Our vision is a day when the stigma of addiction is eradicated and all who seek recovery will find it. We work to help Virginians build better communities free from substance abuse and addiction.