The Mission of Artists For Addicts is to change the global conversation surrounding addiction from one of judgement to one of compassion, using art as a force for good.



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Every year, more addicts suffer at the hands of a system that punishes victims of addiction, and fails to provide treatments that break the cycle. A group that suffers greatly from addiction are artists, who often share a sensitivity to life that makes them more vulnerable.

Artists For Addicts is a platform for stories and art, and a safe place to explore this difficult subject in creative ways. If you are someone who has used the power of art to heal from addiction, stay in recovery, or support a loved one, you belong here, and we would love to hear from you. You can share your story and your art at http://www.Facebook.com/ArtistsForAddicts.

Blackstar Trailer


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Artists For Addict’s first film, Black Star is currently touring at select film festivals. Sign up to be notified for it’s online release, and support our mission by purchasing a limited edition print.





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About The Film

A BLACK STAR is a star that shines so brightly, it burns out and dies, but leaves its mass behind. The Black Star film chronicles Jon Butcher's channeling of an art piece that represents 80 artists the world has lost. Through this process, Jon not only explores the relationship between art and addiction, but experiences a powerful transformation of his own. Black Star is a tribute to the artists we've lost to addiction and a call for each of us to help those who are currently struggling.

Former addict Joe Polish came up with the idea for Artists For Addicts when he realized that artists and the arts may have many of the answers we are seeking for this crisis. When Joe approached artist Jon Butcher with this idea to use “art as a force for good,” it resonated deeply. Jon created the first art piece for Artists For Addicts, Black Star. That set the stage for other artists to follow his lead.

The result is Black Star, a tribute to the artists we've lost to addiction and a call for each of us to help those who are currently struggling.

Black Star was the winner of Audience Choice Award for best short film at the 2018 Illuminate Film Festival. The film was directed by Akira Chan and Renee Airya of RARE Media, and produced by Joe Polish and Jon Butcher. For full credits, please visit imdb

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PURCHASE ART

Limited Editions of Blackstar are still available. Proceeds of art sales are donated to the Genius Recovery Foundation.

Mini Print

8” x 8” Inner Cover Acrylic Custom Painted Cut-Out

Black and White Cover Image of Blackstar, with Inner Cover Acrylic Custom Painted Cut-Out from the Blackstar Print.

Price: $100.00 Add to Cart

AFA T-Shirt

100% Cotton - Sizes: Small-XL

Wear your Support! “Love cures people. Both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” In mirror image letters on the front. AFA logo on the back.

Price: $50.00 Add to Cart

Looking For Help?

If you or someone you love is looking for resources and support with addiction, you can visit our sister site Genius Recovery here.

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Please enter your name and email address to watch the film and please check the box to confirm you'd like periodic email updates from Artists for Addicts and Genius Recovery.

Artists For Addict’s first film, Black Star is currently touring at select film festivals. Sign up to be notified for it’s online release, and support our mission by purchasing a limited edition print.





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Your personal information will never be traded, rented or sold.