This month’s Recovery Carrier is an unusual, but timely choice.
Usually, you’ll see this series focus on an individual whose passion for addiction recovery is likely a part of his or her DNA. Last month, you had an opportunity to meet Lisa Frederiksen, author of BreakingTheCycles.com. If you missed it, here’s the link to the chat with Lisa: http://bheretoday.com/2014/01/new-recovery-carrier-series/
This month’s Recovery Carrier is You! Or maybe your best friend, your spouse, your Aunt Emma, or anyone else who participates in Saturday’s online screening of The Anonymous People hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Trust me, whoever does will come away with a fervent desire to get involved in recovery advocacy.
Recovery Is Out
On Saturday–3.1.14–Hazelden will turn it’s social media space into a film festival because for 24 hours (12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST) anyone from anywhere around the globe can download The Anonymous People for free. Join the social community and watch the movie for free at www.hazelden.org/social.
Then, at 5 p.m. EST on 3.1.14, the film’s director, Greg Williams, and several others featured in the film, including Hazelden’s William Cope Moyers, will have a dialogue about recovery advocacy during a live chat.
Twenty-three million Americans are in long-term recovery and The Anonymous People spotlights the new recovery advocacy movement as it lives and breathes throughout the country. Since the film’s debut last spring, more than 50,000 people have attended community screenings and events, but there’s a long way to go before the film is truly global.
So throughout this week, if you’re tuned in to the world of recovery, you’ll see (and hear!) a ton of buzz about this weekend’s monumental event.
On a personal note: I’ve been a TAP/Greg Williams groupie since the film’s KickStarter days nearly two years ago. I invested a teensy bit of money in the film and since then, buckets full of enthusiasm and support.
So, it may not surprise you that I WANT ALL MY FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN RECOVERY TO CHECK OUT THE 3.1.14 EVENT!
Yes, I just shouted at you. Because I’m excited. Do you know how many people around the world need and/or want to see The Anonymous People? People in recovery, people who want to enter recovery, families, friends, supporters, people who work in the field of addiction and recovery–all potential viewers.
Oh my gosh, I can’t wait.
Stay tuned. It’s going to be an incredible week.
Oh, I almost forgot . . . after you see the film on Saturday and participate in the chat with Greg and William, come on back here and tell us about it. You’ll be an official Recovery Carrier!