The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will show a film “THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE” which is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
Dr. Ira Mandel, the Director of the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will lead a discussion about the movie and how community members can become involved in finding solutions to this plague on our community.
For more information, contact the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition at 207.701.1575 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.