In America, more people die from drug and alcohol addiction than in car accidents. 1 in 10 people over the age of 12 abuse drugs or alcohol, while only 11% of those needing addiction treatment actually receive it. Over 50% of inmates in federal prisons are imprisoned for drug offenses. The war on drugs has failed – it’s time we break the stigma of addiction and have a compassionate conversation.
Co-founders Michael Hebb and Jamison Monroe Jr. of Newport Academy have teamed up with leading addiction experts worldwide including Dr. Gabor Mate, along with Huffington Post as a media partner, to create Drugs Over Dinner. The mission: to move the needle, change the numbers and create awareness by fostering conversation. The result: a 5-step guide that helps you plan, host and moderate this conversation with a variety of unbiased text, audio and video resources.
Until now, society’s approach has been to paint the issue of addiction in black and white. In creating the identity and interactive website for Drugs Over Dinner, Civilization took inspiration from this cultural oversight and styled a stark black and white table setting. The platform has been launched and localized to the US, Canada, and is set to release in the UK shortly – the website is available in both English and French. It’s time to remove the blame and stigma, and spark an honest conversation about addiction.
In November 2016, Drugs Over Dinner became an official partner with Facing Addiction, Dr. Oz, and SAMHSA to launch dinner.facingaddiction.org,
Strategy, Branding, Identity, Art Direction, Graphic Design, UI/UX, Responsive Web Design and Development
Michael Hebb, Angel Grant, Jamison Monroe Jr., The UWMCDM Leadership program, Gabor Mate, Arianna Huffington