SURREY â€” A new documentary film is hoping to bring a voice to the many suffering silently with addiction and change the way people think about those in recovery.
Called "The Anonymous People," the film is part of the Recovery Speaks series created by the Cedars at Cobble Hill Society on Vancouver Island. Now touring the province, the Recovery Speaks series is coming to Surrey this Thursday with a screening of the movie at Surrey Arts Centre.
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According to the society, "The purpose of the sessions is to educate individuals, families, workplaces and policy makers with regard to recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction."
With "The Anonymous People," the Cobble Hill Society is hoping to encourage others to advocate for addiction recovery.
Former Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Kevin Falcon will provide remarks, as will other recovery experts and advocates.
"The Anonymous People" will screen at the Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park) on June 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 each and are available online at Tickets.surrey.ca, by calling 604-501-5566 or in person at the box office.