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On the Table: The Art of Recovery

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Akron Civic Theatre

182 South Main Street

Akron, OH 44308

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Join the County of Summit ADM Board and ArtsNow as we invite you to explore the intersection of arts, culture, and environment in mental health and addiction.

In addition to a facilitated discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to view a scene from (In)Dependent: The Heroin Project. The scene will serve as a discussion point as the conversations advance.

Who Should Attend: Artists, creative business owners, environmentalists, first responders, park employees, medical professionals, and anyone who has a personal or professional interest in exploring how the cultural sector and healthcare can collaborate and connect in the area of alcoholism, drug addiction, or mental illness.

Learn more about On the Table: https://www.onthetableakron.com/

Did you know?

  • Patients who see nature or art from their hospital beds recuperate almost one day faster and require fewer pain medications. A single hospital day averages $2,300, and about 25 million people per year stay at least one night in the hospital, which adds up to a potential of $56 billion in savings per year.

  • More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals now offer arts programming—and that number is rising.

  • Art therapy is useful to people undergoing addiction treatment because it provides them with ways to understand and cope with their addiction. Both art therapy and traditional therapy focus on helping a person practice introspection and healthy coping skills, but art therapy can be a great way for a person to explore aspects of their life that they might not be able to explain in a conversational way.
  • Participation in arts programs improves inmates’ ability to understand their own emotions, feel safe expressing themselves, and communicate effectively, all key factors in rehabilitation.

    Americans for the Arts: https://www.americansforthearts.org/socialimpact
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