2019 Year in Review: Center on Addiction
We merged to empower families to support loved ones, advance effective addiction care, and shape public policies that prevent and treat addiction as a public health issue.
The capacity audience was the first to see our short-form documentary exploring the stress and pressure our teens face every day, and the unhealthy ways they cope.
Featured in the film are high school and college students who talk candidly about their stress and anxiety about school, extracurricular activities, tests, friendships and more, and experts including Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Denise Pope, Success Challenge, Stanford University; Alan Schwarz, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, The New York Times; and many others.
The advanced premiere was followed by an energetic panel discussion of experts, including:
BREAKING POINTS will formally launch this April and will be available for download on drugfree.org. The film is part of the nonprofit’s Medicine Abuse Project, a national action campaign with a goal of preventing half a million kids from abusing medicine. We are thankful to Google for their support of the Medicine Abuse Project and for hosting the screening.