About OCARTA

Through OCARTA’s work, local communities in Oklahoma will demonstrate awareness, compassion, and support for individuals affected by mental illness and/or a substance use disorder. 

We encourage personal growth through mental, physical, and spiritual services to enable individuals in Recovery – as well as their families – to make significant contributions to society.

Our Mission

In service of this outcome, we commit ourselves to create a network of highly motivated advocates from Recovery communities to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorder issues.

With our advocates in place, we are also committed to providing ways for members of the Recovery community to make a positive impact on the mental health and substance use disorders services network.

We will achieve these goals through effective communication, public education, and promotion of healthy public policy formulation.

Our Story

How We Got Started

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Our Purpose


To become a public education movement creating the expansion of Recovery resources in communities across the state of Oklahoma. 

1. CHANGE

Change the cultural perception and attitudes that underlie unproductive policies and practices directed toward addicted and recovering people.

2. Educate

Educate the political, economic, and institutional interests that benefit such harmful policies. 

3. Articulate

Articulate alternative perceptions and beliefs to change ineffective and harmful policies and practices.

4. Promote

Promote public education and turn personal stories into social action.

5. Encourage

Encourage individuals to speak out about their successful recovery. 

6. Empower

Empower citizen advocates to change the ecology of addiction and recovery.

“We know we aren’t bad people trying to get good…we are sick people trying to get well.”

Saving Lives & Building Families Since 2002

 

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We envision a world where the response to substance use disorders is treatment rather than being criminalized or morally judged.

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We envision a world where all voices of the Recovery community are included in shaping the social agenda concerning substance use disorders and Recovery.

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We envision a world where universal access to comprehensive Recovery is available without regard to race, gender, or income.

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We envision a world where mental health and substance use disorders are recognized as a treatable diseases, free of stigma.

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