The Art of Addiction installation on display at BID Milton through summer
The art installation will stay at the hospital through the summer
Last year, there were 19 opioid-related 911 calls reported by EMS in Milton, according to data published by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Statewide, in the first nine months of 2021, 1,613 people died from opioid-related overdose death. To raise awareness and understanding of the challenges and tragedy of addiction, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, in coordination with the Milton Coalition, is hosting an art exhibit that tells the story from the viewpoint of surviving family members.
“The Opioid Project: Changing Perceptions Through Art and Storytelling” tells the stories of five Milton residents who have lost a loved one to addiction. Displayed in the Emergency Department entrance, it features five paintings, each paired with an audio narrative from the artist about their experience. You can listen to the audio recordings three ways: scan the QR code under each piece of art, call the designated number, or visit
Health Story Collaborative (oncell.com)
The artwork will remain at BID Milton for the next six months. We encourage residents to stop by and take a look and listen to the stories.
BID Milton offers resources for those struggling with addiction. Recovery coaches from Gosnold Behavioral Health are available in the hospital’s Emergency Department, and Aspire Health Alliance is the designated Community Behavioral Heatlh Service for Milton.