Addiction recovery film, discussion at Rockland library
ROCKLAND — The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition and the Rockland Public Library present a film screening of The Anonymous People and discussion about the recovery advocacy movement, Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Anonymous People (2013, 88 min.) 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.
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 new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and shift policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
The Anonymous People shines a light on the personal and societal value of recovery through the moving stories of people who are public about what their lives are like now that they’re no longer using alcohol or other drugs.
A discussion will follow the film.
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. FMI: 594-0310.