USARA’s ARCHES program was established in response to Utah communities impacted by the opioid crisis.

The ARCHES program’s goal is to provide the following:

  • A Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) who provides personal contact and a support role that links patients to recovery services, community, resources and treatment. The ARCHES team is connecting with individuals who recently had an episode of overdose and/or are at high risk for opioid dependency or overdose with community services and recovery support as needed.
  • Initial point of contact would be in a hospital, access center or other healthcare setting. The medical staff will call the PRC as soon as the patient is medically stable. USARA’s PRC will arrive within 1-2hrs of the phone call.
  • Offers follow up contact and support for the patient post discharge.
  • Can provide support for family members who accompany or visit patient.
Bridging the gap between addiction & recovery


  • Cost effective model for supporting person to engage in treatment and recovery
  • Increases likelihood of patient consideration to seek treatment and recovery support
  • Reduces possible future Emergency Department/psychiatric/medical interventions
  • Decreases risk of future overdose
  • Alleviates medical team / staff workload and compassion fatigue with patient