Experience, Strength and Hope Awards – February 2018 Highlights


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The charity event is a celebration of the benefits of clean and sober living and the importance of humor in the recovery process.


Watch an interview from the red carpet of the 2015 award show.

Watch an interview from the red carpet of the 2014 award show.

Watch the John Talyor interview from the 2013 award show.

Writers In Treatment – Supporting Recovery and the Arts

Writers In Treatment Vision

Many writers’ lives are threatened by the inability to quit alcoholic drinking, serious substance abuse, and process addictions. Too often writers and poets working alone at home, in a publisher’s cubicle, or in cabin retreat succumb to the deadly combination of isolation and addiction. Writers In Treatment helps men and women in the writing industry suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other self-destructive behaviors get treatment for their disease. Read More

Jewelle Sturm Scholarship Fund

Jewelle died from an accidental drug overdose on April 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. She was three weeks  from her 29th birthday. She was a writer in the classic oral tradition of spontaneous prose and poetry. It is in her honor that this Free Referral Service was born. We recommend women to professional and effective rehabilitation programs. This service is made possible by contributions from Jewelle’s friends, family members and the annual Experience, Strength, and Hope Award Event. Read More

REEL Recovery Film Festival

Writers In Treatment is proud to present The REEL Recovery Film Festival. This multi-day event is a celebration of film, the arts, writing and creativity. We showcase filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. Slated for screening is an eclectic lineup of contemporary and classic films, documentaries and shorts from American and international, first-time filmmakers and industry veterans. Read More