Revised May 2012
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The Addiction Performance Project is a CME & CE program to help break down the stigma associated with addiction and promote a healthy dialogue that fosters compassion, cooperation, and understanding for patients living with this disease. This project is part of NIDA's outreach to practicing health professionals and those in training.
Each performance begins with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night by award-winning professional actors. The reading is followed by a brief expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion. Topics may include:
- the challenges and opportunities in caring for drug-addicted patients,
- provider biases, and
- how best to incorporate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.
Addiction Performance Project has a limited run through 2013, and all performances are free of charge.
Addiction Performance Project was developed and produced by Outside the Wire, LLC, with medical consultation from Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, Harvard Medical School.
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Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or 1-800-662-HELP.
- Media Tip Sheet (PDF, 201KB)
Dramatic reading spurs discussion of addiction at psychiatric conference in Philly
News Works, By Maiken Scott, May 8, 2012
(Mentions: APP, NIDA)
American Psychological Association, By: Bridget Murray Law, October 2011
"Fighting Stigma with Theater: Addiction Performance Project Brings Ailment to Life"
NIH Record, By: Susan Johnson, September 2, 2011
"Program Uses Theater To Educate Doctors About Treating Addiction"
WAMU 88.5, By: Jessica Palombo, August 5, 2011
"Winger to act at Psychological Assoc. convention"
UPI, August 4, 2011
"Drama Plays Role in Doctors' Drug Abuse Education"
HealthLeaders, By: Joe Cantlupe, June 30, 2011
Drug Addiction: Performances and Public Health
NewPublicHealth, April 29, 2011
Play Sheds Light on Addiction, Encourages Physicians to Screen Patients
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network, By: Naseem S. Miller, April 21, 2011
NIDA Sets the Stage for Greater Compassion Towards Addicts
About.com, By Elizabeth Hartney, April 17, 2011
CME program aims to spur drug-abuse discussions with patients
Modern Healthcare, By Maureen McKinney, April 19, 2011
NIDA acts out addiction
Bioephemera Blog, By Jessica Palmer, March 21, 2011