Share the Art of Sobriety

Improve the lives of youths and young adults in recovery from addiction through the engagement of expressive arts and the development of related entrepreneurial skills.

Bridge the gap in understanding around addiction and recovery, transform the cultural dialogue, and reduce this epidemic. 

Six facts about the opioid crisis:

  1. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.
  2. 144 people will die today from an accidental overdose of opioids. 2 will die in the St. Louis Region.
  3. America has only 5% of the world population yet consumes over 60% of illegal drugs in the world.
  4. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than gun violence and car crashes.
  5. Violent behavior attributed to alcohol use accounts for roughly 49% of murders, 52% of rapes, 21% of suicides and 60% of child abuse.
  6. St. Louis County has 4 times the rate of the national average of heroin overdoses.

This is our call to action!

“Are we a nation willing to take on an epidemic that 
is causing great human suffering and economic loss? Are we able to live up to that most fundamental obligation we have as human beings: to care for one another?”
Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
November 2016