This informative program shares the very personal story of hope with families who have a loved one battling addiction. Artist Theresa DeSalvio is a parent of a son addicted to Heroin. She uses art as a way to explore and educate herself and others about addiction, culminating in a film called Tales: A Cautionary Story about Heroin Addiction.
The film interweaves statistical information about addiction and the many areas it touches upon including: effects on the family, criminal behavior, mental health, homelessness, and rehabilitation. After screening the film, Theresa DeSalvio will conduct a Q&A session about the many issues surrounding addiction.
This program is co-sponsored by Family Based Services Association of NJ, a non-profit organization providing education, peer support and advocacy to families who have children with a mental health diagnosis, intellectual disability, or a problem with substance use.