Substance Abuse Research Alliance

Our Mission:

Share. Explore. Implement.

SARA envisions a future where private and public institutions effectively plan, implement, administer and evaluate substance abuse policies and programs that educate and improve the lives of citizens - across all ages, ethnicities, and economic circumstances.  



Substance Abuse Research Alliance (SARA) is a program of the Georgia Prevention Project, and it initiated this study in April of 2016 as the organization’s first collaborative project with a primary goal to assist the Georgia State Senate Study Committee on Opioids and Heroin in its work.

With more than 60 participants, SARA includes researchers and practitioners with a wide spectrum of experience in substance misuse work.

Over 60 participants

  • Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer, UGA, Emory University, Georgia State University, Augusta University, Georgia Southern, Council on Alcohol & Drugs, Office of the Governor, GA DBHDD, GA Council on Substance Abuse, Carter Center Mental Health, Applied Research Services, Inc.,
  • SARA includes all the schools of public health in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Public Health, DBHDD, the CDC, and researchers from every major college and universities in Georgia.

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You can be a key partner in the fight against methamphetamine and other drug abuse in Georgia. Make a selection below to volunteer or donate. 


Volunteer opportunities

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By supporting SARA, you are contributing to a program that is having a powerful impact in changing attitudes and reducing drug use.