Overcoming Addiction: The Paradox of Powerlessness and Power

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When and Where:
Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Phoenix Theater

749 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Special Venue Instructions: Metered and free street parking available.
Metamorphosis
Picture Credit:
Michael Ahlrichs


Presenter(s):
Victoria Garcia-Wilburn, Kathleen Gill, Kim Manlove, Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR

Cost:
Free

Event Description:

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED ITS SEATING CAPACITY AND IS "SOLD OUT." 
WALK-INS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED A SEAT.

Witness the powerful grasp of addiction, the stigma of mental health diseases, and the healing power of recovery through a play, spoken word performance, and discussion.


Drug addiction and drug-related deaths have surged in recent years. Those afflicted by addiction often feel caught in a cycle of absolute powerlessness and being stigmatized by society. Ironically, it is only when the addict or alcoholic admits their powerlessness can they begin to reclaim their personal power. The new play "I'm Doing This for the Rest of My Life!" features four personal stories of addiction, long-term recovery, and hope. Join us for this powerful production, gain awareness of how we can break down the walls of stigma and shame, hear the stories of young people from Hope Academy High School share their perspectives, and participate in a post-performance panel discussion.

Presented by Fairbanks; Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition; Art of Healing, Inc.; and Hope Academy.