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Recovery Street Film Festival Screening and Panel Discussion

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START DATE 6 December 2018
START TIME 05:30pm
LOCATION

C106 College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 6 December 2018
END TIME 07:00pm

Real life stories of recovery from the Recovery Street Film Festival

The Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is proud to host this film screening and panel discussion which presents the inspiring real life stories of recovery from the 2018 Recovery Street Film Festival.

The Festival supports people with lived experience of addiction and recovering from drug or alcohol addiction to tell their story, whether directly affected or through a loved one. The festival demonstrates through the film and storytelling the diverse issues that are faced by people overcoming addiction and how those around them can be affected. The aim is to empower people affected by addiction to use their voice. These stories highlight the problems and joys of finding a positive role in society: to gain new friends, to revive links with family, secure a home and get a job. Over the last 5 years these stories have reached many thousands of people, educating those with little experience of addiction and recovery and inspiring those on their own recovery journey.

You can find more information on the Recovery Street Film Festival website.

Organising Partners: The group came together to raise awareness of addiction and the impact it has on individuals, families and communities by taking a fresh approach. They aim to reduce the stigma associated with addiction, to promote the benefits of recovery and increase access to support for people in need. By giving people the opportunity to experience through film a diverse range of real life stories from people affected by addiction we help reduce the stigma of addiction.

Please contact Dr Carly Guest or Dr Karen Duke for further information.

Find out more about the Drug and Alcolhol Research Centre.

All welcome and it is free to attend, but please book your place here.

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