Living in recovery – what does that mean? For some, it means living a life without using the drug(s) or alcohol to which one was addicted. But for 23 million Americans, it means actually LIVING one’s life and in that process, doing so without using the drug(s) or alcohol to which they were addicted!
To raise awareness about this fact, Greg Williams released his documentary, The Anonymous People, last year and described it as “a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.”
I saw a screening of the film shortly after its release with an audience of about 500 other people. 500 hundred people! That’s how many people were willing to have the world know they or their loved one was living in recovery from the brain disease of addiction.
Dr. Herby Bell, Recovery Health Care, was also in that audience and the two of us decided to co-sponsor a screening this June 11. We are also planning a community discussion to follow the screening – Herby has his own experience with addiction, and I have my own experience with secondhand drinking (the family side, if you will), so we are looking forward to both “sides” of this family disease sharing their stories of courage, strength and hope and/or asking questions.
For a sneak preview, check out the trailer below ManyFaces1Voice & The Anonymous People Film:
And for the details of this community event, please find the following: