Film explores addiction and recovery

6/6/2014, 6 a.m.

A free screening of the documentary “The Anonymous People” and a panel discussion will offer insights on addiction and the emerging public recovery movement on June 12 at the Richardson Health Center.

The screening, which begins at 6 p.m. in Bohan Auditorium, is presented by the DeKalb Community Service Board and the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse.

Filmmaker Greg Williams explores the stories of 23.5 million Americans in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug problems are dealt with in U.S. communities. Addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows in an effort to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer period. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register at http://dekcsb.org/the-anonymous-people.

The Richardson Health Center is at 445 Winn Way in Decatur. Contact Michelle Potter at 404-508-7875 for more information.