Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Anonymous People

Some of you may have seen this going around on Facebook. If you haven't clicked on the video I highly urge you to do it now.

This video is being produced by an addict in recovery named Greg Williams. He is trying to bring addiction and recovery into the forefront in discussions of health issues in the US and world. I believe this is one of the most effective ways.

Addicts and alcoholics are not pieces of trash that we can ignore or toss out. Addicts and alcoholics suffer from a disease that many would rather ignore or dismiss. We can no longer dismiss the people suffering from this disease. These people are smart, they are talented and they MATTER. It is time we see that there is HOPE and there is RECOVERY from addiction and alcoholism.

If you are a reader of this blog I am asking you please take 8 minutes of your time to watch this short video. If you can donate that is good but be sure to watch this video.

The Anonymous People

Where there is life there is hope.


Annette said...

I so agree with this! We are as sick as our secrets....however, it is up to each addict to choose to share their story or not. I love that there are so many who are willing! I am grateful.

Syd said...

Thanks, Ron. This is something that each of us needs to think about.

Barbara said...

I loved this. Its so true, the way we treat addiction is just making a bigger mess...loved the "fatty" analogy. I would be in jail right now if we treated obesity like addiction. The comparison to the way the gay community has forced our govt. to research cures for AIDS is what needs to happen with the disease of addiction. We will never get people to start using drugs, but maybe we can help them stop before they die.

I hope this guy is able to complete his feature length film.

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

It's sad how we treat addicts.

Billy Ocean said...
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Dad and Mom said...

The comment above was removed due to it was a commercial advertisement.

Mr. Ocean, feel free to comment with personal comments but please refrain from commercial advertisements.

I do not endorse the rehab that this commenter linked.