MANCHESTER >> The Collaborative, Turning Point of Bennington County, Southern VT Arts Center and Burlington Labs are bringing three film screenings and panel discussions with a focus on addiction and recovery to Southern VT Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion:

·April 28 The Other Side of Cannabis

·May 5 The Hungry Heart

·May 12 The Anonymous People

Showings are at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The films address substance use prevention, addiction, treatment and recovery. "The Other Side of Cannabis" explores the negative effects of marijuana on our youth. "The Hungry Heart" looks at opiate and heroin addiction through Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes. "The Anonymous People" is about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. A panel discussion and audience question time will follow each film.

This is an important film series for the community and if you are concerned about addiction in the community, have been touched by use and addiction or if you are interested in being a part of a healthy community.

Call The Collaborative with questions or for directions at 824-4200.

The Collaborative promotes the development of a healthy involved community supporting substance free youth in a caring environment. The Turning Point Recovery Center is a safe place where individuals and families struggling with the effects of alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictive behaviors can find fellowship and support among peers.

The series is sponsored by Ben and Jerry's, Burlington Labs, Heritage Family Credit Union, Southern VT Arts Center, Turning Point of Bennington County, Vermont County Store.



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