Laughter helps promote recovery. Scientific studies reported in academic journals attest to the efficacy of laughter as a therapeutic device. In Humor: Coping in Recovery From Addiction, by Ann D. Sumners: “Humor is described as a means of coping with the stresses of the recovery process and is shown to be a valuable tool both for the recovering addict and for clinicians.”
Every year, Laff-Aholics donates tickets to some low-income people in recovery. This year, these recipients will include clients of Pathway to Recovery, clients served by Overdose Lifeline, and other assistance programs. In addition to laughter, these guests will enjoy the restorative benefits of participating in a social experience in a stimulating, wholesome, dignified environment. As the show incurs hard costs,** we welcome donations to help recapture outlays associated with these complimentary seats.
(Since 2011, Laff-Aholics has provided complimentary seats to clients at Bethlehem House, Talbot House, Lucille Raines, Harbor lights, Access to Recovery (ARC), Dove House, Pathway to Recovery, Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) REST Program, Foundation for Court Promoted Recovery, Seeds of Hope, Progress House, and others.)
One hundred percent of the profits from Laff-Aholics 2018 will go to this year’s beneficiaries:
Pathway to Recovery began in 1989 with a single facility and three staff members providing 24 hour care to 22 homeless individuals. Today, Pathway owns, operates and manages six supportive housing program beginning with entry level transitional housing and ending with safe, affordable, substance-free permanent housing to nearly 100 men, women and families. Applicants are not required to begin recovery at Pathway-I for admission to other levels. For more information visit, PathwaytoRecovery.org.
Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to providing HOPE to individuals families and communities affected by the chronic disease of addiction. We envision a time when the disease of addiction does not carry a stigma in society but instead is provided the attention and care required of a chronic disease. Overdose Lifeline is the only statewide nonprofit in Indiana directly addressing the opioid epidemic. For more information visit overdose-lifeline.org.
For more information about how to make a tax-deductible donation to our beneficiaries, please contact:
Chris Fitzhugh, Laff-Aholics Producer (707) 292-7584.
(Or speak with volunteers who are selling tickets for cash.) For more information about donations or sponsorship opportunities, please call or text Chris Fitzhugh at (707) 292-7584.
** Theater rental, sound technicians, café fees, insurance, printed material, talent travel/hotel expenses and honorarium etc.