Addiction art is a complement to addiction science. Science analyzes and explains addiction, while art conveys the emotions and thoughts of the artist. Many recovery organizations are hosting recovery art shows to celebrate the recovery and work of their artists and fight the stigma of addiction within their community. Recovery Art may be therapeutic for the artist, but it can also raise awareness of substance use disorder and create empathy and a better understanding of the disease as well.
How can I do that?
- Read Guidelines for Organizing Art Exhibitions on Addiction and Recovery.
- Adjust their instructions to fit the needs of your community.