Ogden (Weber County) Recovery Community Center – USARA

Ogden (Weber County) Recovery Community Center

Located in the heart of Ogden USARA Weber County has had its doors open since July of 2019.

Since opening, USARA Weber County has formed relationships with Weber Human Services, local criminal justice and treatment services to make services available to their clients. You may have seen us already within the local community at the Northern Utah Prevention & Recovery Day, the Weber County Recovery Expo, and other local events. USARA has also developed ongoing relationships with community partners including the Intensive Community Aftercare Program (ICAP) and the Opioid Awareness team through the Weber Health Department to address substance use disorder in Ogden.

The Ogden office is staffed with three full-time Peer Recovery Coaches. The coaches are both people in long-term recovery and meet with participants one-on-one to address issues related to substance use and mental health disorders. USARA Coaches strive to meet each participant uniquely where they are on their individual recovery journey and work with them to achieve self-identified goals. Coaches advocate for and support participants as they develop purpose and self-empowerment in their lives. USARA coaches are excited to be working in the Ogden recovery community, to share their personal lived experience with addiction and to build stronger communities of recovery statewide.

USARA Weber County has a variety of peer-led mutual aid groups through which individuals can find connection and recovery support. We currently host the only Heroin Anonymous group, Recovery Dharma group, and SMART Recovery meetings in the area. We also host a weekly Family Support Group based on the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model for friends and loved ones of those with a substance use disorder. 

The Recovery Community Center is always looking for volunteers and has space open for members to host a recovery mutual aid group.

Contacts

Mark Morgan

Program Manager

(385) 210-0320 x104


Biography
Mark has been in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction since June of 2001. He maintains licensure as an Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor in Utah.

Mark has been working in the field of addiction since February of 2004, bringing his extensive experience in working with individuals and families to promote recovery in our community. Mark has been instrumental in program management with starting treatment programs in Orem, Taylorsville, and Salt Lake City. He has a proven record for successful community outcomes in the areas of education, outreach, marketing, and client satisfaction. He served five years on the Board of UATOD-Utah Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and was able to bring awareness in the community to the growing national problem of substance use disorders. In addition to maintaining an ASUDC in good standing, Mark was appointed to the DOPL board as a Substance Use Disorder Board Member in October 2018.

Practicing a solution-focused style, Mark has demonstrated a passion for helping individuals get into recovery and treatment. By seeing the best in each individual, he helps them find inner strength and self-identification solutions that guide them toward their goal of recovery.

A successful graduate of SLC Drug Court, Mark has maintained involvement with alumni in Drug Court leadership.

Mark is a proud University of Utah alumnus with a degree in Organizational Communication. He enjoys sports, reading and black and white movies.

Traci Shupe

Peer Recovery Coach

(385) 263-1600 x305


Biography
Traci Shupe is a woman in long term recovery. She has a passion to help others walk the road of recovery and help them heal in all areas that the disease of addiction has destroyed. She is certified in Y12SR yoga which focuses on releasing issues in our tissues. She is active in AA, NA and MA meetings. She rides a motorcycle in a Sober Motorcycle Club. She has 9 amazing children and 25 grandchildren whom she adores. She’s married to her soulmate who is also in long term recovery. She loves the moon and going for long hikes.

T. Zachariah Rasmussen

Peer Recovery Coach

(385) 263-1600 x303


Biography
Zach is a person in long term recovery. His recovery journey started in the Utah State Prison. When he was released he went to a treatment center in Eden, Utah where he graduated. He has helped other people work through the stigma of being institutionalized, and through helping others he has found the strength to achieve his own recovery and give back to people in need. He is an assistant manager at a sober living and attends AA and NA. His hobbies are working on classic cars and spending time with the people he loves.

Margie Nelson

RSS Support


Biography
Margie is a woman in long term recovery. Her recovery journey began September 1st, 2003. She remains active in 12 step mutual aid recovery. Early on she embraced a strong belief in an all pathways approach to recovery. She has served on several service committees and for the last couple of years has had the honor to serve on the Ogden Alano Club’s board of directors. Margie has a strong self-care plan that centers on wellness and continued service to the recovery community. In her free time she enjoys hobbies such as crocheting beanies to donate to shelters and other organizations as well as gifts for friends and family. She also enjoys creating art and reading mystery novels. She is passionate about giving back what was so freely given to her when she entered the recovery community.

Katelyn Krusell

Peer Recovery Coach

(385) 263-1600 x304


Biography
Katelyn has three years in recovery as of May 06, 2021. She has three beautiful boys who are her rock in recovery. She graduated family drug court in August of 2019. Katelyn stays connected through NA meetings and helping the recovery community. She hopes one day to become a certified recovery therapist.

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