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Play about recovery completes N.Y. run.

Visions, a play about addiction and the promise of 12-Step recovery that has reached more than 20,000 people in locations such as treatment centers, shelters, and correctional facilities, was scheduled to complete a weeklong run in New York City in late October and early November. For the New York performances, held October 30-November 5 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, half of all seating was donated to area treatment centers and addiction-affected communities in need. A $15 advance ticket fee for the remaining seating subsidized the free attendance for treatment clients and others in need.

The play began in 1991 as a 20-minute presentation and is now a show of about one hour. All participants in the production are volunteers. The play depicts destruction from substance addiction and points to the 12 Steps as a vehicle for recovery.

In a September letter to Visions author Bob L. from the New York Association of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers, Inc., association executive director John J. Coppola praised the play for its message of hope to people in recovery. Coppola added that discussions have begun toward performing the play before New York State lawmakers during the 2007 legislative session. For more information about Visions, call (201) 281-4215 or e-mail
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Title Annotation:Of Note; Visions
Publication:Addiction Professional
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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