Thursday, October 26, 2006

Stand-up comedy as recovery tool

“The best thing about living with 15 other addicts is you can tell stories about the time you sold some guy baking soda that he thought was cocaine. The worst thing about living with 15 other addicts is having to room with the guy you sold it to.”

Recovering from a drug addiction is nothing to laugh about. Or is it?

Stand up to drugs is a program being offered in New Westminster [B.C. Canada] this fall where the treatment is for recovering youth to tell jokes about using and recovering from drug addictions. The course will have them write their own jokes and routine and then perform it as a stand up comedian.

Counsellor and stand-up comic David Granirer is conducting the course through the Pacific Community Resources Society for youth aged 16 to 24 in New West and Abbotsford.

Comedy and laughter are great healers, said Granirer. More.

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