The Anonymous People

The Anonymous People

Streaming Video - 2013
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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 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 88 min.)) : sd., col.
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Oct 11, 2014

contempt prior to investigation!! Are you a robot or an individual!! Check yourself!
maybe try educatiing yourself before you judge others! Addiciton aka alcoholism has plagued societies since their inception! and as long as people continue living as sheep the shepard will continue leading us to the trough!
I for one was tought at a young age that i suffered from ADDICTION and was powerless! That i needed to surrender to THE PROGRAM in order to recover! There is little truth to that however i am far from powerless! "LIVE YOUR OWN TRUTH HONESTLY" This was the only way "I" ever found freedom!! The challange is to find that truth, to sift through all the lies and distorted perceptions we pick up from society/parents/friends and sadly yes the fellowship of recovery and so on!

Jul 02, 2014

The two sacred icons of your "gospel FOR the addicted" are the swastika and the dollar sign. But there is a golden key for the exploiter. Empathy's cruci-fiction occurs in the minds of the righteous & the holy zombie is eating it's own corpse.

Feb 12, 2014

basically people in recovery telling themselves how great they are for spreading the gospel of the addicted

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