A well-functioning addiction peer recovery network that will enhance Ohio's ability to be responsive to the diverse needs of people with substance abuse disorders who deserve high quality, accessible , affordable and individualized treatment and peer recovery supports; recovery leaders that will develop strategies and educational tools for preventing substance use problems all together.
NORA was founded in 2004 by Anita Bertrand- Bradley. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) gave NORA its start. The Executive Directors vision included opening three Recovery Resource Centers in Northern Ohio and providing recovery support services to over 1250 people each year for the first four years. Those services were the beginning of NORA’s existence and as a result, have sparked recovery support services and other important educational forums for almost a decade now.