There is a sense of empowerment and pride that comes with sharing our stories.  At USARA, all employees and volunteers have their own accounts of overcoming adversity in substance use and enjoying a successful and meaningful life in recovery.  By sharing these pieces of ourselves, we are able to transform the shame and regret from our pasts into something liberating and challenge the social stigmas often imposed upon us.

Our story helps others overcome barriers to recovery by bringing hope to what can seem hopeless. At USARA, we are familiar with the obstacles, we understand the importance of comradery, and we know what it takes to flourish in the community.  As people in long term recovery, it is our desire to spread the messages that recovery is possible, and a brighter future is attainable for anyone. We share hope; we share purpose; we share meaning.