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Monday, April 16, 2012

Kathryn Erbe in 'Long Day's Journey into Night' today in Chicago

SOCIAL WORK TODAY





Project Kathryn Erbe leads an impressive cast in the Addiction Performance Project, an innovative CME program for doctors and other health providers, on April 16 in the Chicago, IL, area.

The performance is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and is designed to help doctors and other health professionals better identify and help drug-abusing patients in primary care settings, and to break down the stigma associated with drug addiction.

The program will begin with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night with Kathryn Erbe reading the part of Mary Tyrone, the morphine addicted matriarch of a family devastated by addiction. Erbe joins other leading ladies, including Debra Winger and Blythe Danner, in reading this role as part of the Addiction Performance Project.

The reading will be followed by an expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion to explore the challenges for providers in working with addicted patients and the experience of these patients and their families.

The performance is free and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended.

What: NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project

When: Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where: Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine Lurie Building - Hughes Auditorium 303 E. Superior, Chicago, Ill. www.northwestern.edu/campus-life/chicago-campus/index.html

Who: Featured Actors (subject to change) Kathryn Erbe (Mary Tyrone) Arliss Howard (James Tyrone) Bob Braswell (Edmund Tyrone) Polly Noonan (Cathleen) Featured Panel Members: Daniel Angres, MD (Feinberg School of Medicine) Michael Fleming, MD, MPH (Feinberg School of Medicine) Daniel McGehee, PhD (University of Chicago)

A performance will also be held earlier that day for registrants of the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference.

The project is part of NIDAMED, NIDA's outreach to practicing physicians, physicians in training, and other health professionals.

The Addiction Performance Project has a limited run through 2013.

For more information, visit: www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed/APP.

 — Source: The National Institute on Drug Abuse

7 comments:

Ruby said...

Good for her!!!

Rose said...

Yes, good for her, excellent cause, and the more money and recognition drug addiction receives the better. Instead of oh, that person is just a junkie and he/she was going to die anyway, wake up and realize it is an illness, and a very hard one to work through.

TJara said...

Wrong country. Wrong university. Figures.

vikeau said...

Impressive line-up of actresses. It takes more than just saying "No" to ameliorate substance abuse.

JOHN SMITH said...

VANCOUVER / ADDICTION / HOMELESS / CHAOS / POVERTY





THE HARSH REALITY OF ADDICTION

The producers of this short film are both recovering addicts who have both spent time living and indulging with drug addiction in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Today they are both clean and sober with multiple years of recovery

Addiction: Chaos in Vancouver


http://arch1design.com/blog/vancouver-addiction-homelessness-poverty/

Rose said...

Thank-you John Smith, I will be checking this out.

Nantz said...

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