Have You Been Touched by Addiction?

More than 85 million Americans have been touched by addiction, whether they’ve faced the disease themselves or have supported family members or friends through a substance abuse issue.  Unfortunately, the stigma and shame that so often surround drug and alcohol addiction prevents many from getting the help that they need.

Together with Moo Studios, Consulate Film Editing and director Pamela Hanson, we developed a poignant yet brief documentary highlighting the true stories of people who have faced addiction in some way.  Those featured speak candidly about their experience with substance abuse—some are in recovery themselves, others have helped friends or family members recover and some have sadly lost loved ones to the disease.

We encourage you to view and share the video.  Together, we can help others understand that they aren’t alone when facing addiction.

We thank all those who collaborated on the piece for helping us spread the word about this important health issue.

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    betsy mason

    February 21, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Fantastic video. Each one of the speakers said something that was true of my family. I’m the mother of a deceased heroin addict. My daughter died on Oct. 23, 2009 after 9-10 years of trying to quit. She was 29. Hope went hand in hand with frustration,anger,disappointment and deep sadness. She’s at peace, but I wish she could have had it here with us.

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    kimberley burke

    December 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    I too am a recovering drug addict and author of the book “White Magic~Black Tragic”…the diary of a MAD crackhead which offers solutions to those who desire change. I am seeking ways to shed light on this dark and gloomy subject and help others in recovery. I am available for speaking engagements as well…thanks for providing a forum that offers positive feedback and solutions to this crippling epidemic.

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    Rose McKinney

    December 19, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    It’s so important for family and friends to speak up. By sharing our stories, we are able to find support, strength, hope and courage from others who understand. More importantly, speaking up may well help others who feel alone realize that there are plenty of us out there.

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