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72% of reviews have 5 stars14% of reviews have 4 stars7% of reviews have 3 stars3% of reviews have 2 stars4% of reviews have 1 starsWrite a customer reviewTop reviews from the United StatesAmazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 18, 20205. 0 out of 5 starsSoftening around the 12th TraditionVerified purchaseI am a member of several 12 Step groups, the first of which I joined 38 years ago, when I was 20. Recovery saved my life, changed my life and continues to expand life and how to live it. Anonymity being the spiritual foundation of the 12 Step movement is a principle of recovery that I have practiced and believe in. True anonymity has nothing to do with shame or secrecy. True anonymity places principles above personality and safeguards recovery from the ego, giving the credit of recovery to the movement of spiritual awakening. And… the points this film makes are important, crucial actually, to carrying the message in this day and age. That as we have learned more what addiction is, and what the repercussions are to society on so many different levels, getting that information into the mainstream psyche is essential on all those levels. The questions are healthy. This film asks them and advocates an inspiring solution. I recommend watching it. 3 people found this helpfulJon KerrReviewed in the United States on March 18, 20185. 0 out of 5 starsGreat movieVerified purchaseI am a recovering addict and member of Alanon. I attend 12 step meetings and you know it works. Not without a lot of hard work. After years of recovery I still hit my lows and the recovery community is what picks my back up and keeps me going. So why did I like this movie – it was a movie of sharing, hope and recovery. The political history is important to be aware of. We have along way to go. The opioid crisis in my home – midcoast Maine is out of control. I lost a nephew, and have a son and stepson who are fighting for their lives with opioid addiction. The problems began with all three of them suffering from separate sporting injuries that resulted in the prescription of opioids. This movie stresses the call for activism. Get off your ass and be the change you want to see in this crisis. 8 people found this helpfulKindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 12, 20185. 0 out of 5 starsSupportive and motivating for those suffering rified purchaseI’m a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and I love to show this movie in group. It does so much to help end the stigma of addiction, as well as emphasize that the tradition of Anonymity doesn’t mean you can’t share your story in public – it just means you can’t share everyone else’s. I also loved the change to “a person in long-term recovery”. My groups do, too. 6 people found this helpfulChristineReviewed in the United States on May 17, 20145. 0 out of 5 starsA must see for everyoneVerified purchaseI chose this rating because I felt that this movie is not only educational but gives hope to people who are touched by addiction. Whether it be someone who may still be using, family members or the person who is in recovery. There were many times I felt alone in trying to get help for my son who thankfully is now in long-term recovery for 2 years. Finding information and help is not easy and many places do not live up to their promises and time is crucial in seeking help. One does not really have the luxury of a hit and miss or is this place going to work. It is very frustrating and can be the difference between life or death. This movie is also important for people who have a distorted view and who lack understanding and compassion. I watched the movie with my son and it was very motivational, inspirational and emotional. A movie like this was long over due and I applaud Greg Williams, Kristen Johnston and everyone else involved in the movie for their courage and honesty in approaching a topic that for the most part has been misunderstood and shedding new light on it. It has inspired my son and I to do more. Thank You!! 31 people found this helpfulbnnjmnReviewed in the United States on May 5, 20145. 0 out of 5 starsAddiction is a beast this is a good movie to see the whole rified purchaseI have 26 years complete and total abstinence through 12 step recovery. I am an extremely productive member of society. In my drug addiction I was violent, broke the law and hurt everyone around me. This movie was awesome. Many people think recovery doesn’t happen or work we need to speak up. This country has a medical model where they are treating opiate addiction with opiates like Suboxone and/or putting people in prison for drug and alcohol related crimes. I have no problem with incarceration however our system makes better criminals out of individuals who really have a drug problem and we need rehabilitation integrated into the prison systems; if that’s the direction we’re going. Recovery happens and we need more integrated programs everywhere. The youth on the reservations are dying in droves from drug addiction, the prisons are filled with violence and incarceration for long periods as an answer to a disease named addiction. There is no true rehabilitation in many prisons. There are very few services that Addicts who don’t have resources can enter. This is a huge problem in some states. I have also been an addiction counselor for 23 years and see the many intricacies of the problem in our society surrounding people getting well or a wellness model. This movie clearly points this for listening. 77 people found this helpfulPeggy in DCReviewed in the United States on August 28, 20215. 0 out of 5 starsExcellent and thought provoking to actionVerified purchaseWhat a great need and here is a way to move forward. Reduce stigma and get the help to people with the disease of addiction. I am 35 years sober and clean this is a new way to get us the support in society and funding to help medically and turn around from prison to prevention through treatmentOne person found this helpfulpassionatereaderReviewed in the United States on October 13, 20145. 0 out of 5 starsRecovery is future promise and hope and means no more hidingVerified purchaseI got to this movie via a mental health newsletter. I am so glad that I have watched it tonight. I have always been conflictedabout addiction, wondering whether it was a weakness and failure of will on the part of the person, or a serious illness that needstreatment and maintenance and support in our families and communities. This movie has gone a very long way in helping meunderstand that it is the latter. Recovery, as explained and depicted in this film, is hope and promise for a better future, one without locking people in jails or dismissing them outright in our communities. If we can REcover, we can REclaim all the good in ourselves and RE-enter our society as REvitalized humans who want to REmain alive and thriving. No more shame, no more hiding, but rather REaching out to our fellow humans with dignity and gratitude that we can all REcover our wounded selves and regain our selfhood and live productive and happy lives. 15 people found this helpfulJayReviewed in the United States on October 13, 20193. 0 out of 5 starsGood historically but opinionatedVerified purchaseAs an alcoholic recently in recovery I had an interest in this subject. I liked some of the history brought out. I thought the author had an ax to grind about the anonymity aspects and that turned me off a all reviews
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Cast SynopsisAn independent feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. The Anonymous People streaming: where to watch online? Currently you are able to watch “The Anonymous People” streaming on Hoopla. It is also possible to buy “The Anonymous People” on Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, YouTube as download or rent it on Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, YouTube online. People who liked The Anonymous People also liked
The Anonymous People (2013) – IMDb
Videos1Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and public figures who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions. —Greg WilliamsPlot summaryAdd synopsisGenreDocumentaryParents guideAdd content advisoryBy what name was The Anonymous People (2013) officially released in Canada in English? Answer