Film Series Offers Perspective on Addiction and Recovery

Film Series Offers Perspective on Addiction and Recovery

Film Series Offers Perspective on Addiction and Recovery

The Collaborative, Turning Point of Bennington County, Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) and Burlington Labs are bringing three film screenings and panel discussions with a focus on addiction and recovery to SVAC’s Arkell Pavilion. Showings are at 7 p.m., and are free and open to the public. They will be held on Thursdays: on April 28, ‘The Other Side of Cannabis;’ on May 5, ‘The Hungry Heart;’ and on May 12, ‘The Anonymous People.’

The films address substance use prevention, addiction, treatment and recovery. ‘The Other Side of Cannabis’ explores the negative effects of marijuana on our youth. ‘The Hungry Heart’ looks at opiate and heroin addiction with Vermont pediatrician Fred Holmes. ‘The Anonymous People’ is about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. A panel discussion and audience question time will follow each film. This is an important film series; attend if you are concerned about addiction in our community, have been touched by use and addiction, or if you are interested in being a part of a healthy community. SVAC is located off  West Road in Manchester.  Call 802-824-4200 for further infomation.

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