Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness

Since its founding in 2006, USARA (Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness) has served thousands of individuals recovering from the effects of substance use disorders on the person, families, and the community. Recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, USARA is Utah’s statewide recovery community organization. 

Mission: USARA connects & inspires communities to advocate for addiction recovery.
Vision: We envision a Utah where Recovery Community and Connection are recognized as the most valuable asset for people to recover from addiction.
Values: purpose, compassion, innovation, person-centered, fidelity, opportunity
ARCO Membership Certificate

USARA is a proud member of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) and has met the national standards of best practices for a recovery community organization (RCO).

An RCO is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery that participates in activities that are available to all community members and are not restricted to individuals enrolled in a specific educational, treatment, or residential program.

Best Practices

  1. Non-profit Organization
  2. Led and Governed by the Recovery Community
  3. Primary Focus is Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
  4. Grassroots
  5. Participatory Process
  6. Peer Recovery Support Services
  7. All Pathways Toward Recovery
  8. Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Policies, Practices, and Services
  9. Recovery-Friendly Language
  10. Code of Ethics and Grievance Policies