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Westfield State Event Takes Active Stand Against Addiction

In an effort to take an active role in alleviating the state-wide opioid crisis, Westfield State University will hold a film screening of “THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE” followed by a panel discussion on Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in Dever Auditorium in Parenzo Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

“THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE” is a documentary about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The story is told through the many different faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities.

“The movie discusses the stigma of addiction, the current lack of knowledge about people in long-term recovery, and the need for those invested in addiction recovery to unite efforts to petition our elected officials in passing comprehensive addiction recovery legislation,” said event organizers Susan Leggett, chair of the communication department and Nora Padykula, associate professor of social work.

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