People have asked why Smile Anyway is involved with music events at different venues that serve alcohol. My reply is "The people I need to educate are attending these shows. Who would I educate if we only went to sober events? They already have the supportive services needed." I'm not intrusive, but I'm available to listen or make suggestions. I give out my business card, and usually hear back from individuals that need assistance and resources for help due to addiction.. I then become their advocate. This is called thinking out of the box or outreach, while using music the universal language, that has no barriers, judgement, or stigma attached.