The Central Virginia Addiction & Recovery Resources Coalition, CVARR, was created to help foster a community-wide approach to stop addiction and promote recovery and healthy lifestyles across the central Virginia Region. Our goal is to connect people with the resources they need to find their own path to treatment and recovery.

Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources believes in the power of collaborative problem solving and grassroots efforts to solve our community’s substance use challenges. By bringing organizations, and citizens from across sectors together, CVARR helps our community maximize resources, support, and solutions.

CVARR has active members from the twelve Drug-Free Communities Sectors; youth, parents, business, media, schools, state / local government, youth-serving organizations, religious, civic / volunteer groups, healthcare, law enforcement, and other alcohol, tobacco & other drug organizations.  All members are committed to the development of trust, transparency, and transfer of knowledge to advance our mission.

With community support and interest, CVARR is positioned to become the lead resource for advancing community conditions, norms, systems and policies for substance use prevention, treatment and recovery in Central Virginia.

Proud Members of the National Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program

As the single recipient of the highly competitive DFC Grant across Virginia in 2019, CVARR is entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with emerging drug trends in our region, such as methamphetamine, prescription drug misuse and synthetic drug use, by capitalizing on our organized infrastructure, data-driven interventions, and comprehensive, multi-sector approach to community-driven problem solving. As a nationally recognized and federally funded community coalition, CVARR is confident in the pursuit of our mission and ready to rise to the challenge of this coming years’ goals and objectives for prevention, treatment and recovery! More information on the DFC can be found under ‘Why We Exist’.