Riley is a co-Founder of Athletes for Care. Athletes for CARE (A4C) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a community of athletes finding support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports by using their influence for social change. Founded in 2016 by passionate people who recognize the need to advocate for the health, safety and wellbeing of more than 2 billion people of all ages who compete annually in sanctioned sports globally. Through that advocacy, Athletes for Care is improving health and wellness options for the billions of people around the world living with mental and physical illnesses including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse and opioid dependency.
Decriminalize Nature Philadelphia is an educational campaign to inform the community about the value of entheogenic plants and fungi. Our intention is to propose a resolution to decriminalize our relationship to nature in the City of Brotherly Love.
An Entheogen Means
“to generate or inspire the divine within”
Entheogens have been used by humans around the world for time immemorial. Many are now recognizing their benefits for the first time for their many potentials to help support individuals to have consciousness expanding experiences, to stop addictions, and to heal anxiety and depression ad more. (Read More Here: link to copy on more articles/ resources page…we could just link this to the decrim page )
“In Pennsylvania, 65% of drug overdose deaths involved opioids in 2018—a total of 2,866 fatalities”
The city of Philadelphia suffers from the highest rate in all US cities of drug overdose in the country, averaging three mortalities per day in 2019. The situation has intensified during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The majority of these overdoses are due to natural or synthetically derived opioid substances. The Philadelphia opioid crisis has been called “greatest public health crisis in a century” by the City. (1)
Decriminalize Nature Philadelphia believes that entheogens are important tools with a long history of human use with a high propensity to help with healing. They are non-addictive and are considered safer then We believe they should no longer be criminalized when
Every neighborhood in the city is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose. Across all racial and ethnic groups, the number of deaths from drug overdose is higher than the number of deaths from homicide.