Want to Become a Recovery Carrier? 3.1.14!

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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.


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!

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up, Beth. Strong, indeed. And your enthusiasm shows (and is contagious)…

    • Beth says:

      Hey Bill–Yes, it’s hard to contain my excitement ESPECIALLY when it hooks up with other passionate people like yourself.

      I’m done with all those years of listening to people say to me, “Just calm down. Don’t get so excited.” Now I say, “Why the hell not?”

  2. Love this, Beth!! I’ll be helping to spread the word to be sure. Thank YOU for al you do and for being such a Recovery Carrier yourself!!

    • Beth says:

      Hi Lisa! You are such an incredible advocate; can’t thank you enough for your support and dedication to this cause.

      I’m storing up hugs for when we finally meet in person!

  3. Beth, I am quite behind the 8 ball this week, but I will tweet this right now!! You are so awesome for all you do to honor recovery and those in it. And I quite agree with you – ‘Why the hell not??’. You go…….

    • Beth says:

      Hey Leslie, no worries at all! I do understand playing catch-up–feels like I’ve done little this week except prepare for yesterday’s Big Event! I so appreciate your support . . . enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Herby Bell says:


    Late comer too, but will send the happenings out through my channels. I’m sensing a gold plated problem here with so many great things happening at once, because it is so, Recovery is Out! Thanks for all you keep on doin’, Beth.

    • Beth says:

      You are so right, Herby! Love your phrase, “gold-plated problem.” Like most Type-As (does anyone under 40 even know what that means anymore?), I thrive on the adrenaline of controlled chaos, so I’m lovin’ all the craziness. Thanks for throwing your hat on the recovery advocacy bandwagon.

  5. Jody Lamb says:

    Beth, thank you so much for your great efforts to spread the word about this film and for recovery as a whole!

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