The Anonymous People

#LifeTake2: Help us break the silence. Join the movement.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy is a founding partner of ManyFaces1Voice and an organizing partner of Facing Addiction, two recovery advocacy initiatives building off the groundbreaking film The Anonymous People, which tells the story of the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Our support of this important documentary and the advocacy around it - including our participation in the 2015 Unite to Face Addiction rally on the National Mall - continues a long history of sparking dialogue and public awareness. Together, by shining light on the people who serve as living proof that long-term recovery is possible, we are changing the conversation from problems to solutions, smashing the stigma of addiction and attracting more people to a new, healthier way of life.

October 4th, 2015: The Day the Silence Ended

The UNITE to Face Addiction Rally in Washington DC was a day to remember! Those who have faced addiction in their lives didn’t worry about the threat of a hurricane — not when it came time for “The Day the Silence Ends.” Instead we made history together!

Recover Out Loud

Stories of recovery from our friends at ManyFaces1Voice and Facing Addiction.

Advocate With Anonymity

'The Anonymous People' Panel Discussion in Rancho Mirage

'The Anonymous People' Panel Discussion in Chicago

The Anonymous People Trailer

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We Are Family

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