Writers In Treatment

Supporting Recovery and the Arts

Our Mission: Writers In Treatment helps men and women suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other self-destructive behaviors get treatment for their disease. We produce free educational and cultural events that celebrate sobriety while reducing the stigma of addiction.

Our Vision:

Rebuilding one’s life need not be a solitary effort.  Our vision is to provide the treatment and support individuals need to take their first step toward recovery.

We believe it’s important for people in recovery (and for those on the cusp of recovery) to have entertaining and culturally stimulating events that inspire enthusiasm for living clean and sober.

About Us:

Writers In Treatment’s primary purpose is to save lives by providing scholarships for treatment, as the best first-step solution for addiction.  We also offer referrals to local and national treatment providers.  Our program is funded by individual contributions and free, sponsored events.

Who can apply?

Adults over 18 who derive approximately 25% or more of their income from writing. Also women suffering from severe alcohol and drug addiction as part of the Jewelle Sturm Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Candidates can be single or married, with or without health insurance. Applicants must commit to residential or outpatient treatment and agree to participate in a relapse prevention program such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous , etc.

Writers must provide a written statement up to 750 words describing their addiction, its consequences and any previous or current treatment history.

Applications for scholarships are available upon request. Please call 818-762-0461. Applications are reviewed weekly by a committee of experienced mental health and substance abuse professionals.

Client Application

W.I.T. also offers referral and intervention service. Our trained staff will evaluate the situation, suggest crisis intervention and offer referrals to local and national organizations.

Writers In Treatment was started by writers and substance abuse counselors in 2008. Our program is funded by individual contributions, grants and fundraising events and projects.


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