Sunday, December 7, 2014
Recovery film #2
The Anonymous People is a recently released documentary from an organization called Friends and Voices of Recovery. It argues that anonymity observed by those in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol does not serve the suffering alcoholic and addict, but rather that anonymity keeps the cultural stigma of addiction going. It is a very interesting premise based on the fact that we need social services to step up and support those with this disease, not just through treatment centers but through ongoing support. I was particularly fascinated to learn that there are recovery high schools, college programs, and of course, prison programs. Worth watching.