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Groups seek essays on injustices associated with addiction

May 4, 2015
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Heroes in Recovery movement and The Justice Project are seeking written essays on the relationship between social injustice and addiction, for a judged international competition with a first prize of $1,000.

The essays should be no longer than 1,000 words and must be written in English, and may take the form of a memoir, social commentary, editorial, or analytic essay. Foundations Recovery Network, a founder of Heroes in Recovery, is donating the prize money for the competition, which will have a second prize of $700 and a third prize of $300.

“With millions of people struggling with addiction, it is important that their stories be heard so that society can begin to empathize with these individuals and help lower the barriers associated with seeking help,” Foundations chief marketing officer Lee Pepper said in a news release.

The deadline for submitting an essay is June 1, and entries may be submitted via the Heroes in Recovery website.