Curtain Up: Addiction Play Comes to Phoenix House Exeter

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Four Legs PosterPhoenix House Residential Services in Exeter, Rhode Island, will be transformed into a theatrical venue on Friday, February 5 as COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) presents a performance of Four Legs to Stand On. This original two-act play, written by Ana Bess Moyer Bell and directed by Lara Hakeem, tells the story of a modern American family dealing with two life-threatening diseases: cancer and substance abuse. While the father’s struggle with lung cancer is freely discussed within the family, their college-age son’s addiction is never acknowledged. As it explores the themes of addiction and the shame and secrecy that often shroud it, the play emphasizes the importance of family support in recovery. It concludes by inviting the audience to take a seat at the table and acknowledge our national struggle with substance misuse.

The performance will take place at 7 PM on Friday, February 5, in the gymnasium at Phoenix House Residential Services, 251 Main Street, Exeter, R.I., 02822. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so plan to arrive early!  For more information, please call 401 295 0960.

Phoenix House Residential Services in Exeter, which provides residential rehabilitation to adult men with substance use disorders, is the centerpiece of a treatment campus offering medically monitored detoxification and step-down services. Other Phoenix House programs in the Ocean State include comprehensive residential care for adult women, residential treatment with academic tutoring for teenage boys, outpatient services, and recovery housing for those in the early stages of recovery.

If someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, call Phoenix House today at 888 671 9392. Someone is always ready to help!


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