Our Mission

Utah's Addiction Recovery Community Organization

USARA's mission is to celebrate, advocate, support, and educate
on behalf of drug and/or alcohol addiction recovery
and Utah's recovery community.

Utah Recovery Resources

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Utah Recovery Resources

See what type of drug and alcohol resources are available in Utah and view our FAQs. Learn more...

Peer Support Services

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Peer Support Services

USARA is offering a Peer Leadership Training for individuals in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Learn more...

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National Recovery Movement

A vibrant grassroots recovery advocacy and support movement has emerged, and courageous people in long-term recovery and their allies are uniting for the first time in decades to offer hope.  Learn more..

RALLY FOR RECOVERY

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Every year, USARA sponsors a “Rally for Recovery” Learn more...

RECOVERY DAY

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September is National Recovery Month Learn more...

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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The support of family and friends is crucial Learn more...

Join the Movement

USARA and Utah's Recovery Community are in need of passionate and dedicated recovery leaders to help sustain the recovery movement and drive it forward. Our goal is to reduce barriers and the stigma surrounding addiction that people in recovery face every day. We strongly believe that every recovery voice counts and anyone related to the recovery community can be an advocate for change. Together we can create a positive conversation around addiction and recovery throughout the state of Utah. Join the movement...

If you have found recovery, consider giving the community your story as an instrument of hope and healing. If you have been blessed by resources that helped you find and sustain recovery, then join the fight to expand resources for those still suffering."
- William L. White

FACEBOOK POSTS

"My name is Lauren Christensen and I will be celebrating my 11th year of Sobriety this August! I became addicted to Meth at a very young age of 13. Became highly codependent on men that were years older. Survived years of sexual abuse, mental illnesses that were at a very high extreme, and feeling alone and like a shell just walking around. I was able to get sober through Odyssey at 20 years old. I now have 4 beautiful children who keep me going. Who remind me of why I could never go back to living a life of such despair. Through treatment I have been so blessed with amazing friendships that have turned into my family. We understand each other, we support each other, we love each other even through our mistakes." Lauren Christensen, Draper UT. #OurStoriesHavePower #UtahRecoveryCommunity #NotAnonymous ... See MoreSee Less

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"I have been in recovery for a little over two years now. I have learned how to never give up on the person I truly want to be. I am a person of integrity today. Rock bottom for me looked like loss of freedom, home, marriage, jobs, vehicles ect. But most importantly I was dead inside. I was suffering. I was so consumed with fear and I had no idea how to live without drugs and alcohol at all. What has kept me on this path of recovery is my determination not to abandon my children and my love for addiction recovery. If you're struggling just keep fighting, stay close to recovery oriented activities and groups and allow yourself time to heal. Be patient." -Jeffery Wood, SLC Ut #OurStoriesHavePower #UtahRecoveryCommunity #RecoveryMovement ... See MoreSee Less

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"From menace to society to making changes! So I finally did it after 26 months of going through the change process I finally completed First Step House! I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude towards those who have helped me in this journey and took the time to believe in me and help me on my way! Whether you were at the beginning of the journey or came in along the way I want you to know that I'm very appreciative and grateful to call you my friends and family you all have impacted me and my son greatly! Much love and respect god bless!" Greg Jimas, SLC UT #OurStoriesHavePower #UtahRecoveryCommunity ... See MoreSee Less

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Testimonials

USARA changed my life

Not sure where our family would be today without USARA. In early 2014 I discovered the family support group at USARA and changed my life, we no longer felt alone and isolated. There I found out that before I could help my daughter who struggled with a substance use disorder for several years I needed to take care of me – and that was okay.”

- - Jan Lovett, Family Member

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- - Jan Lovett, Family Member

Not sure where our family would be today without USARA. In early 2014 I discovered the family support group at View Full →

True Recovery Advocates

“USARA not only supports the individual and family, but the recovery community as a whole. They are true Recovery Advocates! Thanks USARA for all you do!!!!”

- - Ian Acker, Founder of FTR, Utah’s First Sober Gym

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- - Ian Acker, Founder of FTR, Utah’s First Sober Gym

“USARA not only supports the individual and family, but the recovery community as a whole. They are true Recovery Advocates! View Full →