The Sober Café Podcast and “Trail of Light” CD Win Top Honors At Twelfth Annual PRISM Awards
The winners of the 12th Annual PRISM Awards were announced on April 24, 2008, at a gala dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The PRISM Awards, presented by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC), in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and FX Network, reflect the entertainment industry’s commitment to the accurate depiction of addiction and health issues in film, television, music, comic books and interactive entertainment.
The Sober Café Podcast (Produced by Gracie Vandiver / Studio V Productions) received the award in the “Interactive Media” category. “Trail of Light – Fifteen Songs Exploring the Journey From Alcoholism and Addiction to a New Life in Recovery,” (Gracie Vandiver & Friends / Note To Self Recordings) won the “Music Recording” category along with Nikki Sixx’s “The Heroin Diaries.”
Vandiver, who was presented with both awards, is producer and host of the Sober Cafe Podcast and founder of SunlightOfTheSpirit.com, an Internet store offering the power of music to support recovery from addiction in all its forms.
“The Entertainment Industries Council received over 400 submissions for the PRISM Awards,” said EIC President and CEO Brian Dyak. “. . . which clearly demonstrates that there’s an ever-growing library of good works — productions that depict real-life health issues such as substance abuse, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide prevention. Through the PRISM Awards, EIC honors the entertainment industry for getting it right and for a job well done.”
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