SOURCE: Timberline Knolls

January 08, 2014 13:06 ET

Timberline Knolls, The Crossing Church and Ocean Recovery Bring Feature Documentary Film, The Anonymous People, to Costa Mesa

Film Focuses on New Public Recovery Movement From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - January 08, 2014) - Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, The Crossing Church and Ocean Recovery are hosting a free screening of the compelling feature documentary, The Anonymous People. The screening will take place Friday, January 17, 2014 at The Crossing Church, 2115 Newport Blvd., in Costa Mesa. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a networking reception and complimentary refreshments. The film will be shown at 7:15 p.m. followed by a panel discussion with Randy Moraitis, executive pastor of ministry at The Crossing Church, along with others.

The event is open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve seats, visit:

"The film opens the dialogue needed to raise awareness of the more than 23 million people in America living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction," said Kara Miller, professional outreach representative at Timberline Knolls, a leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. "It also brings up the importance of changing our country's conversation about addiction and aim for solutions that work in the long run."

The Anonymous People depicts the deeply entrenched social stigma that has kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.

Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass-roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook - Timberline Knolls, and LinkedIn - Timberline Knolls.

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