Missouri Recovery Network
THE STATEWIDE VOICE FOR RECOVERY
Bringing Awareness, Education and
Public Understanding of Recovery throughout Missouri
The Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) is a statewide organization that advocates for addiction treatment and recovery support throughout Missouri. The network consists of members who are in personal recovery, family members, friends, allies and other supportive people who help to identify barriers to recovery and offer solutions which will enhance recovery for a greater number of Missourians. Any resident of Missouri who supports and endorses MRN’s mission is welcome to join, which is free of charge.
Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life. ~ National Summit on Recovery, Washington D.C., 2005
Screening held in St. Louis on May 9th!
Missouri Recovery Network, in collaboration with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) – St. Louis and Queen of Peace Center, is sponsoring the Missouri screening of THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE on May 9th, 7:00 p.m., at the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis.
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about 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.
Following the screening will be a Questions & Answer panel featuring filmmaker Greg Williams. Mr. Williams, a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs, specializes in the creation of compelling and purposeful content. At age 29, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is Greg’s first independent feature-length film. This new film is bringing lasting solutions for one of America’s top health problems.
Tickets are now on sale for $9.00 per person and can be purchased at www.ncada-stl.org/movietickets. Additional information, including a flyer for the film, can be found on our website at www.morecovery.org/mrn-calendar/.
We hope you can join us at this exciting event! Please be sure to share this invitation with others!