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:
- 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.
- 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.