This year DRiNKLiNK is focusing on the theme ‘stigma’, and to help raise awareness around the issue we are hosting a Stigma Art Competition – #ExpressDontStigmatise
We’ve been inspired by the Canadian street artist, Richard Hambleton’s life story. For years he suffered from alcohol and drug dependency but still created sought-after artwork that continues to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Some of the terms associated with alcoholism aren’t too complimentary – Like loser, thief, jaikie, lowlife, scrounger, tramp, liar.
It can be a lot to take if you are the loved one of someone with an alcohol dependency. Families and friends often struggle when it comes to the stigma associated with alcoholism and a lot of this stigma stem from misunderstandings around, and perceptions of, the term alcoholic.
Alcohol dependency is long associated with mental health, however, someone branding themselves as having an alcohol problem will receive a very different response to someone saying they have a mental health problem.
Thanks to our generous partners and sponsors we are happy to announce that apart from the many vouchers winners will enjoy, we also have the following amazing prizes:
If you would be interested in finding out more about DRINKLiNK or to help us achieve our objectives.