A Free Screening by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation of New Documentary About Stigma of Addiction Offers Help and Inspiration

NAPLES, FLA. (March 6, 2014) —A special screening and discussion of the newly-released documentary The Anonymous People will take place Tuesday,  April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Telford Auditorium, NCH Healthcare System, 350 7th Street North in Naples, Fla.

Hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy and the Hazelden Naples Alumni, this moving documentary is told through the diverse faces and voices of those fighting against the deep social stigma of addiction that has kept them silent and hidden for decades. The movie trailer can be viewed at The Anonymous People.

Following the screening, a community town hall forum will allow guests to be part of the conversation. Moderated by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations William C. Moyers, the panel features New York Times bestselling author Karen Casey, Hazelden in Naples Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Fabacher and others familiar with the struggles of addiction.

"We encourage members of the recovery community, their friends and family and those facing the challenges of substance abuse to attend," said Brenda Iliff, executive director of Hazelden in Naples. "There is so much to be learned about how we can change the conversation about addiction from problems to solutions."

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.  Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.

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