Thursday, May 14, 2015
Please join us “In The Rooms” on Thursday May 14 , 2015, at 7 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Thursdays Guest Expert: Matthew Ganem , Banyan Treatment Center
Topic : "Recovery through Art Therapy"
Matthew Ganem, born May 1, 1985, has been clean for over 9 years. Born in the Greater Boston area he struggled with OxyContin and eventually progressed to IV heroin use which took him down a path of self-destruction, crime and homelessness. At the age of twenty-one he turned his life around going through the Hamilton House, a residential halfway House in the Dorchester area where he rediscovered a passion he had as a kid, poetry. Turning his struggles into poetry as strength and hope for others he published The Shadow of an Addict a collection of his poetry in 2012, winning Mass Poetry Awards Best Poetry book of 2013, as well as New Enlgand Urban Music Awards Spokenword Artist of the year in 2013. Combining his story with poetry he speaks at high schools, colleges and programs. He is The Northeast Regional Outreach Coordinator for Banyan Treatment Center.
I will be sharing my story as well as well as my poetry to offer a different perspective into the mind of an addict. I will offer hope, despair, strength, weakness and passion inside each poem the roller coaster of emotion that we deal with in active addiction and recovery and talk about how therapeutic the outlet of writing has helped in my recovery.
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