Pennsylvania Legislators and Philadelphia Recovery Activists Bring Film Premiere to Philadelphia
In the U.S. alone, addiction to alcohol and other drugs is the most pressing health issue of our time directly impacting 45 million Americans, and claiming more than 135,000 lives every year. This film highlights a massive missing piece to the puzzle – the lack of youth recovery supports in nearly every community around the country, but Houston.
"Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is one of the most urgent issues of our time – especially for young people. GENERATION FOUND is a deeply personal story that also provides real solutions for communities struggling with youth addiction worldwide," said co-director Jeff Reilly. "We're excited to partner with Gathr Films and communities like Philadelphia to ensure the film is seen by audiences in as many communities as possible – coming together in a theater to share this experience."
"Youth recovery supports and programs are imperative for our communities. The addiction crisis is killing 129-people a day in the United States – and we are no stranger to these types of losses all over the Commonwealth. I am thrilled to be able to attend the Philadelphia Premiere of Generation Found, and to bring increased awareness for the needs of Recovery High Schools in our communities,"
The Philadelphia Premiere of Generation Found is the last of a 10-city premiere schedule. The event is scheduled for August 20th from 4:30-8:00 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Irvine Auditorium. Tickets, which are required to attend the screening, are available for purchase ($11.00, a special price for Philadelphia)
"The time for community change is now – we cannot afford to lose one more child to substance use, due to the lack of supportive services in our communities,"
Organizations which have worked together to bring the film to Philadelphia include: Young People in Recovery, Rights for Recovery, The Bridge Way School, PRO-ACT, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, The Haven, The Collegiate Recovery Community at the University of Pennsylvania, The Flock at Saint Joseph's University, The University of the Sciences Collegiate Recovery Community, the Community College of Philadelphia Drug and Alcohol Studies Program, Minding Your Mind, and the offices of Representative Taylor.
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Tricia Lehman, Representative John Taylor
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