facing addiction in america: the surgeon general's report on alcohol, drugs, and health: 2017
"Above all, we can never forget that the faces of substance use disorders are real people. They are a beloved family member, a friend, a colleague, and ourselves. Despite the significant work that remains ahead of us, there are reasons to be hopeful.
I find hope in the people I have met in recovery all across America who are now helping others with substance use disorders find their way. I draw strength from the communities I have visited that are coming together to work on prevention initiatives and to connect more people to treatment. And I am inspired by the countless family members who have lost loved ones to addiction and who have transformed their pain into a passion for helping others.
These individuals and communities are rays of hope. It is now our collective duty to bring such light to all corners of our country." - personal statement from the surgeon general
explore links below: learn more about using applied theater for public health
Faces & Voices of Recovery - a national recovery advocacy campaign that mobilizes people in recovery, their family, friends, and allies to end discrimination and treat addiction as a public health problem. www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: www.drugfree.org/article/heroin-other-opioids-from-understanding-to-action/
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) - encourages participation in statewide projectsencouraging people in addiction recovery, their families, friends and supporters to participate in public awareness campaigns to reduce stigma.
William L. White, Collected papers. The purpose of this site is to create a single location about the history of treatment and recovery in the U.S. It features articles and interviews about the new recovery advocacy movement.
Links: Mutual Support Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - offers support groups and a 12-step program for life without alcohol. www.aa.org
Greater Boston Council on Alcoholism, a charitable foundation providing grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Boston area for prevention education, research, and training. www.gbcoa.org
Right Turn, "providing treatment to New England artists and entertainers on the road to recovery". www.right-turn.org
Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (COASA), support groups for children from families with substance abuse, under the auspices of Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps. www.rfkchildren.org Maureen McGlame.
Omega Theater - Alternate Graduate Certificate training in Boston for drama therapy. www.omegatheater.org
Links: other resources
Blatner, Adam, Acting-In: Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods, Springer Publishing, NY 1996.www.blatner.com/adam
Blatner, Adam, Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varities of Applied Theater and Performance, with Daniel Weiner
Boal, Augusto, Theater of the Oppressed, 1979, Pluto Press
Linden, Saphira Barbara, Editor, The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy, A Transpersonal Approach Through Drama Therapy, Psychodrama and Transformational Theater, Trafford Publishing, 2013
Moreno, J.L., The Essential Moreno: Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity, Jonathan Fox, editor, Springer Publishing Company, New York
Saldana, Johnny, Ethnotheatre, Research from Page to Stage, Left Coast Press, 2011
Saldana, Johnny, Fundamentals of Qualitative Research, Oxford Press, 2011
Sternberg, Pat and Garcia, Antonia, Sociodrama: Who's in Your Shoes?
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