In 2016, Rat Park Foundation became a partner of the Facing Addiction Action Network, a coalition of organization that reaches diverse areas of interests across the spectrum of substance use and addiction issues.
Rat Park was invited to join the historic national summit organized by Facing Addiction to witness the Surgeon General deliver the first ever Surgeon General’s Report on combating addiction as a nation. The summit was held at Paramount Studios on November 17th, 2016.
Our team listened to experts explain the science behind addiction, how to fight stigma, effective prevention, real evidence to solutions of treating addiction as a health issue rather than a criminal issue, and most importantly, how we can tackle this issue together as a society rather than making it the responsibility of those directly impacted.
We urge everyone to watch the recorded footage from the live stream: WATCH HERE