SEATTLE, Wash. - The Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) Will be screening the documentary The Anonymous People, at their 5th annual Recovery Summit on September 13th at the Shoreline Conference Center. The Recovery Support Summit brings together individuals in recovery and community partners interested in improving recovery support services. Our agenda includes breakout sessions for clinicians and the recovering community. This is a free event and is open to the public.
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid 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, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.
The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, 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 aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.
Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) is a privately funded non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, with the mission to eliminate the disease of substance addiction in youth by advancing research, education and treatment. SAMA offers substance abuse and recovery support services for youth up to age 25, as well as family support programs and the free Family Navigator phone line: 1 888-922-7262. SAMA was established in 2005 by Dr. Robert Day, a physician scientist, and C.J. Taylor-Day, parents who struggled to find effective treatment for their daughter who suffered from substance addiction.