USARA on KSL’s Healthy Mind Matters – USARA

USARA on KSL’s Healthy Mind Matters

Recovery Support for Substance Use Disorders

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness or USARA is working to celebrate, advocate, support and empower people as they recover from addiction.  KSL’s Maria Shilaos talks with the USARA’s Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about how the organization is working to change the stigma around addiction and improve long term recovery.

Recovery Support: Treating Addiction as a Chronic Illness

How can each of us make a difference in the nation’s opioid crisis? KSL’s Maria Shilaos talks with USARA’s Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about why addiction should be treated like other severe chronic illnesses and what types of conversations can make a difference for those in recovery.

Recovery Support: Giving Hope to Those in Recovery

Peer-to-peer support, validating strengths and celebrating successes provide hope for those recovering from substance use disorders. KSL’s Maria Shilaos talks with USARA’s Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about impactful ways family and friends can make a difference.

Recovery Support: Language Choices Make a Difference

Changing the stigma that surrounds addiction includes eliminating labels that cause harm to those in recovery. KSL’s Maria Shilaos speaks with USARA Executive Director Mary Jo McMillen and Community Outreach Coordinator Evan Done about how our use of language can better support access to treatment and recovery.

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