As a gold sponsor of this event, Steps to Recovery is excited to announce the Philadelphia premiere of The Anonymous People. With two thirds of American families being affected by addiction, it’s time to stand up and let the world know that even though this illness has no cure, it does have a solution. There are 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery, and some of us are ready to reach out to the over 20 million people who are still suffering in silence.

From The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc here are the details about the Philadelphia premier of this courageous movie, The Anonymous People –

Philadelphia Premiere Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Council and PRO-ACT are proud to announce the Philadelphia pre-release screening of a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug problems are dealt with in our communities. This screening of The Anonymous People will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Holy Family University’s ETC Auditorium in downtown Philadelphia. The public is invited.

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 public policy toward lasting solutions.  (Scroll down to see theatrical trailer).

The special pre-release event will kick off with a VIP Reception at 6 p.m., which will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in one-on-one conversations with business leaders, legislators, experts in the field, and the filmmaker. Greg Williams of Danbury, Connecticut, himself a person in long-term recovery, is the filmmaker. He says that he made the film to bring the issue of recovery out for public discussion. “Recovery, like addiction, has existed too long in the shadows,” he explained.

Sponsorships are available ranging from $100 for a Friend contribution to $5,000 for a Premiere Sponsor, with Expo opportunities at the event. “We are hoping that individuals and businesses will support this most worthwhile endeavor so we can continue our mission to transform public opinion, educating, motivating and engaging everyone about public advocacy and recovery,” explained Bev Haberle, Executive Director of The Council. “Broader knowledge and understanding of these issues has the potential to change the way drug and alcohol problems are solved in our communities,” she added.

Tickets to the VIP Reception and film can be purchased for $75 per person, tickets to the film only (7 p.m. showing) are $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door.  Click here for more information.  Click here for sponsorship and expo opportunities.

****Please Note:  Tickets purchased after Sunday, May 19th must be picked up at the will-call table the night of the event.****

Thank You to our Sponsors who make this event possible:

Premier Sponsor:

Seabrook House

Gold Sponsor:

Steps to Recovery

Silver Sponsors:

Aldie Foundation
Community Education Centers

Discovery House
Livengrin Foundation
Project Transition

Please join us for this exciting event on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 7 PM. The showing of The Anonymous People will be at Holy Family University’s ETC Auditorium in downtown Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this amazing film of hope with you!