Raise awareness and reduce stigma about addictions while we simultaneously increase compassion and empathy to help support individuals in need of recovery.
Bring people of all ages together at fun events to support Rat Park’s social recovery movement.
To connect the community through compassion, empathy and acceptance. Ultimately, Rat Park will award grants to individuals in need of recovery and ongoing recovery.
"The only way we reduce demand [for drugs] is if we're providing treatment and
thinking about this as a public health problem, and not as a criminal problem."
"I’m calling for a cultural change in how we think about addiction.
For far too long people have thought about addiction as a character flaw or a moral failing."
"We have talked exclusively about individual recovery from addiction.
We need now to talk about social recovery --
how we all recover, together, from the sickness of isolation."
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety.
The opposite of addiction is connection."