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Reel Recovery Film Festival Goes Virtual – Presented by Recovery Centers of America

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Reel Recovery Film Festival Goes Virtual – Presented by Recovery Centers of America

October 10
03:15 2020
The Seven-Day Film Event Focuses on Addiction, Mental Health, and Recovery!

October 8, 2020 – The 12th Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival & Symposium is proud to announce this year’s Marquee Sponsor: Recovery Centers of America. The festival begins November 6th and continues until November 12th. More information is available on the REEL Recovery Film Channel.

The event strives to reduce the stigma of substance abuse and mental illness by screening films that focus on the reality of addiction, alcoholism and behavioral disorders and highlight the hope of recovery and renewal. Daring to address the critical issues that touch the lives of one in six Americans, the festival has earned national praise and widespread recognition. 

As the opioid and addiction crisis continues to make headlines across the nation the Reel Recovery Film Festival is as relevant as ever, and access to treatment is more important than ever.

The Reel Recovery Film Festival is proud to be showing Sno Babies. “This is a brilliant portrayal of how heroin addiction affects individuals, families, and the community. It’s a gritty, realistic portrayal of the costs of addiction, but it also humanizes those struggling with heroin showing how quickly addiction can take hold. The film may help eliminate stigma because it allows us to empathize with the individual and family and I’m grateful that it shows the hope of recovery.” explained Dr. Deni Carise. 

Dr. Carise is a national addiction expert and Chief Science Officer at Recovery Centers of America, and served as a consultant for the filming of Sno Babies in Philadelphia advising on addiction and how to accurately depict the scenes involving an overdose and Narcan administration.

About the REEL Recovery Film Festival

Co-founded in 2008 by certified substance abuse counselor Leonard Lee Buschel and filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr., the Reel Recovery Film Festival has entertained, informed and inspired over 30,000+ attendees in the past 12 years. Films have been selected from hundreds of worldwide submissions that include first-time filmmakers and industry pros. Founder Leonard Buschel, “The festival is for people who love film and have an interest in the human drama and comedy of people dealing with issues of dependence, mental illness, addiction and recovery.” He added, “None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the filmmakers who seek to share their work with the world”.

About Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America (1-800 Recovery) provides comprehensive evidence-based addiction treatment at eight inpatient residential facilities in Devon, Pennsylvania; South Amboy and Mays Landing, NJ; St. Charles, IL, Westminster and Danvers, Massachusetts; and Earleville and Waldorf, Maryland. A full spectrum of Outpatient and Telehealth treatment is also provided at many of these facilities and in Voorhees, NJ. RCA also provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) at its facilities in Trenton and Somerdale, NJ and in Lansdowne, PA.

Leonard Buschel and filmmakers are available for phone interviews.

Media Contact
Company Name: Writers In Treatment
Contact Person: Ahbra Kaye
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City: Studio City
State: CA
Country: United States

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