Speaker Series

The Anonymous People

Movie & Panel Discussion

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 4pm

Decatur First United Methodist Church
Stone Chapel, Free Church Parking

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

We all know someone who struggles with addiction, and increasingly, our children are becoming its next victims. Unfortunately, the unfair stigma associated with this disease prevents many from asking for help, which is truly heartbreaking because it is a preventable and treatable health condition.

Join us for this enlightening 50-minute film.

Afterward, stay for an open and frank panel discussion about recovery in Decatur and ways we can educate and promote healthy life choices for youth in our community.

Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.

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. This moving film is 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.