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About the Addiction Performance Project

Cover of the APP PlaybillFollowed by an expert panel presentation and facilitated audience discussion on caring for drug-addicted patients
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The Addiction Performance Project is a CME & CE program to help break down the stigma associated with addiction and promote a healthy dialogue that fosters compassion, cooperation, and understanding for patients living with this disease. This project is part of NIDA's outreach to practicing health professionals and those in training.

Each performance begins with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night by award-winning professional actors. The reading is followed by a brief expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion. Topics may include:

  • the challenges and opportunities in caring for drug-addicted patients,
  • provider biases, and
  • how best to incorporate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.
Actress Debra Winger at NIH on Aug. 5Actress Debra Winger at NIH on Aug. 5 discussing NIDA's Addiction Performance Project with David Mineta, deputy director of demand reduction, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Read article. Photo taken by: Ernie Branson

Addiction Performance Project has a limited run through 2013, and all performances are free of charge.

Addiction Performance Project was developed and produced by Outside the Wire, LLC, with medical consultation from Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, Harvard Medical School.


This page was last updated May 10, 2012.

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