"Addiction and Art" Contest

Art can be a powerful expression of emotion around the theme of drugs and addiction.  Your activities could include one (or both) of the following:Hold an Addiction and Art Contest

  1. Have teen artists paint or draw images that represent addiction or living around people who use drugs. Display entries at a school art show; students can vote on their favorites.
  2. Ask teens to use take photos related to the theme of drug use and addiction, and then create a collage with their photos. Display the collages on a page on your school’s Web site.

For ideas and a toolkit on how to hold an Addiction and Art show, visit the website Addiction and Art, created by artists who support NIDA’s mission.

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