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The Anonymous People (2013)

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Recovery is OUT - to change the addiction conversation from problems to SOLUTIONS. An independent feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions.

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Deeply entrenched social stigma 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, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and public figures 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 ... Written by Greg Williams

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Empowering film!
29 September 2013 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

The time has come for this conversation to take place. I was fascinated by the history of this disease and the effect our government has had (or not) on this epidemic. It is beyond my comprehension that addiction has reached the level that we see today in our communities. My little county leads the state of Maryland in overdose deaths...higher than Baltimore city. Lack of treatment and little oversight in the medical field are to blame.

My husband is a person in long time recovery and for us that means that he has been drug and alcohol free for over 18 years. It also means that he has been a good husband, a wonderful father and a positive role model in our community. We need more people to come forward and show that in recovery all things are possible.

To the director of this empowering film....thank you! We needed this wake up call! We took all of the guys from our recovery house to see your movie and it changed the way they view themselves and gave them a new perspective on their recovery. We were all inspired by your message and will carry it with us!


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