This website highlights the work of The Opioid Project in Massachusetts, which uses art and storytelling to support individuals affected by the opioid crisis. The founders of The Opioid Project facilitate 4-hour community workshops where participants create collages and have their personal stories audio recorded and the art and stories are then displayed in multimedia art exhibitions. The Opioid Project has worked with individuals in recovery, first responders, caregivers and people grieving the death of a loved one. The project’s goals include increasing public awareness about substance use disorder and addiction, decreasing stigma, promoting policy changes to increase access to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment, and supporting people affected by the opioid crisis. This website includes examples of the art and stories created through the project’s workshops.
Funding Source: City of Boston Office of Recovery Services, City of Medford Mayor’s Office, McLean Hospital Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, SOAR in Natick and The New Art Center in Newton
The website for The Opioid Project, which uses art and storytelling to support people affected by the opioid crisis