Guidelines for Addressing Addiction Graphic Novel Contest
Substance abuse is a major health concern across the nation and also a widely misunderstood and stigmatized issue. Artistic expression can assist in recovery and in bringing awareness of the effect substance abuse and addiction have on individuals and on the community. Comics, through the combination of images and text, offer a unique format for exploring human experiences and discussing the complexities of addiction, treatment, and recovery. By sharing stories and health information, this graphic novel contest seeks to encourage public discussion and increase awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of addiction.