This week’s guest expert on the Public Health Out Loud podcast is Ana Bess Moyer Bell, a drama therapist and executive director of 2nd Act. 2nd Act is a Boston-based non-profit organization that uses drama therapy to support healing and recovery for people who have experienced trauma, substance use disorder, a family member living with substance use disorder, or the death of a loved one.
Co-hosts Dr. Jim McDonald and Dr. Philip Chan ask their guest about how the experience of writing, acting in, or even viewing a play about substance use and recovery can be cathartic. It can help people work through their own ideas about, connections to, or experiences with substance use disorder, and can open up a dialogue about a topic that may sometimes feel like it’s hard to address.
To learn more, download this week’s episode and visit weare2ndact.org.