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The Anonymous People

The addiction recovery advocacy movement questions the approach the U.S. has taken in regards to addiction: criminalizing a health condition, marginalizing those impacted, and giving superficial treatment to the chronic illness of addiction. This failure has resulted in an annual price tag of over $350 billion, lost lives and disrupted families and communities. The Anonymous People explores how deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent for decades. The vacuum created by this stigma has been filled by sensational depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.