People in recovery are out to change the addiction conversation from problems to solutions. THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the emerging New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement, which concerns the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups 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 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 will be 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.
Watch the movie trailer here.
Cost: $10 per ticket. Click here to make a reservation.
When: Wednesday, August 28, 7:30pm
Where: Bellevue Cinema 4, 260 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair