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. 

Our Call to Action:   "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. 

Join Utah's Recovery 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... 

Poll results: Most Utahns favor dropping penalties for drug possession; want drug users to get treatment, not jail or prison
Survey by community-based organizations shows that Utahns see drug use as a public health issue, not a criminal justice issue   Salt Lake City, UT – A recent poll of 551 reg...
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USARA Testifies: Governor's Healthy Utah Plan Advances in Legislature
Gov. Gary Herbert’s version of Medicaid expansion moved one step closer to becoming a reality Wednesday when a Senate subcommittee voted 4-1 to give it approval. SB164...
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Sharing Recovery Stories: Utah Advocate at the White House
The Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) and Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) were awarded a grant from Community Catalyst to highlight how closing the coverage...
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SLC rally participants say it’s time to change how the mentally ill, drug addicts are handled.
Addicted to cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol, Damian Trujillo received his first prison sentence in 1998 when he was 19. He spent the next decade in and out of the Correction...
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Deseret News: Criminal justice reform groups rally for a system that helps, not hinders
SALT LAKE CITY — “It’s hard to find hope in a hopeless place.” Those were Salt Lake City resident Damian Trujillo’s words as he began to share his story of entanglement with t...
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