The PRISM Awards is an annual special that honors the creative
community for accurate portrayals of substance abuse, addiction and
mental health in entertainment programming. Past winners and nominees
have included the films Walk the Line, Thirteen, Ray, City of
God, Skins, Blow, Traffic, The Insider and Purgatory House.
TV shows, episodes and movies of the week honored have included programs
such as: Augusta, Gone, Monk,Private Practice (for Caterina
Scorsone's portrayal of Amelia Shepherd's Oxycodone addiction and her
recovery), The Office, Desperate Housewives, Pinky and the Brain
(for an episode about the dangers of cigarette smoking), ER, Boston
Legal, American Dad! (for the episode "Spring Break-Up"), The
Simpsons (for the season 11 episode, "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses," which
featured Barney Gumble trying to quit drinking alcohol after realizing
how much his alcoholism was limiting his quality of life), Castle and
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PRISM Awards - Entertainment Industries Council - Netflix
The Entertainment Industries Council is a United States non-profit
organization founded in 1983 that promotes the depiction of accurate
health and social issues in film, television, music, and comic books.
The Council provides guidelines on the depictions of these issues to the
entertainment industry, generally promoting content that includes
negative consequences of addiction, dependency and violence.
PRISM Awards - Joyce Foundation Funding - Netflix
The EIC received an 18 month, $125,000 grant in 2004 from the Joyce
Foundation, a major financial sponsor of gun control organizations.
PRISM Awards - References - Netflix