The key to keeping people who use drugs meaningfully connected in their communities, with access to disease prevention and health services, and to reduce recidivism rates is to treat every person, regardless of their circumstance or condition, with dignity and respect.

The key to keeping people who use drugs meaningfully connected in their communities, with access to disease prevention and health services, and to reduce recidivism rates is to treat every person, regardless of their circumstance or condition, with dignity and respect.

SWRA’s nonjudgmental approach allows our members to move through a process of self-discovery and self-empowerment at their own pace (based off the dominant behavioral change theory stemming from 35 years of  peer reviewed research of over 150,000 research participants).

By developing relationships based on honesty, community, tolerance and cooperation, our staff and volunteers help clients live healthier and more fulfilling lives, while raising the health and safety index of the community.

One of our most important functions is to serve as an access point for the many other services we provide directly or to refer to our numerous community partners.

What We’re Doing

Giving out life saving supplies and doing street outreach is actually a very small part of what we are doing (though it is important in that it gives us access to a hard to reach, criminalized and stigmatized population). Our of our most important functions is to serve as an access point for the many other services we provide directly or to refer to our numerous community partners.

A Few of Our Partners and Affiliates:

The Southwest Recovery Alliance is proud to work with the following organizations:

  • CDC
  • NASTAD
  • AIDS United
  • Comer Foundation
  • Arizona State University
  • Harm Reduction Coalition
  • ADHS
  • Open Societies Foundation
  • CATO Institute
  • HIV Modernization Movement
  • Community Medical Services
  • Banner Health
  • NAACP
  • Aunt Rita’s Foundation
  • Sonoran Prevention Works
  • Tennessee Recovery Alliance
  • Indiana Recovery Alliance
  • Chicago Recovery Alliance
  • Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Shot in the Dark
  • University of Arizona

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