For 9 out of 10 people suffering from addiction,
their addiction began in adolescence.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death
for young people aged 15 to 34 in the US.
Through a generous grant from
Present a Film Screening and Panel Discussion of
Thursday, September 14th from 5-7pm
Cinemapolis Movie Theater – 120 East Green Street, Ithaca
In recognition of NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH, and in response to our nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic, we will present a free screening and panel discussion of the film GENERATION FOUND, showcasing the success of community-based addiction intervention programs for youth. Our young people face very difficult challenges and choices as they enter adulthood. We hope this event will engage our community in a discussion around the serious and widespread problem of youth addiction, and how we might effectively address this issue together to support our young people. Following the film, panelists of professionals and people in recovery will share their experience and lead a discussion on this important topic.
About our film:
From the creators of The Anonymous People, GENERATION FOUND is a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revelation in their hometown.
Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the biggest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.
Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs”.
It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.