“The Anonymous People” MUB movie/discussion

April 18, 2014

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On Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm a documentary film will be played in the MUB Theater 2 titled “The Anonymous People”. Health services, S.A.F.E Peer Education, and the UNH Department of Social Work sponsor this event.

“The Anonymous People” is a film about the 23 million Americans who are suffering and recovering from addition to alcohol and other drugs.It focuses on the problems of the current solutions, and evokes the audience to become involved in a new solution.This film highlights the negativity associated with addiction and how its keeping people away from seeking help.Many different people are featured in this film including celebrities, public figures, and citizens all speaking out about addiction. 

After the film a discussion will be lead by local representatives of the Drug and Alcohol services, the UNH social work program, and additional local recovery specialists.

Drug and Alcohol addiction is widely misunderstood.People who have not experienced addiction often think of addicts as being lazy and lacking will power.However it is an extremely complex disease that affects the brain making it very hard for people to quit.“Drug abuse and addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society.Estimates of the total overall costs of substance abuse in the United States, including productivity and health- and crime-related costs, exceed $600 billion annually.

” Drug and alcohol addiction is a huge problem in the United States that needs to be faced; “The Anonymous People” will give you a new insight into this disease and its effects, 

Check out “The Anonymous People” at the MUB on Tuesday, April 22nd! To learn more, watch the trailer

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