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Timberline Knolls and The Refuge Bring Feature Documentary Film, The Anonymous People, to Winter Park Community

Film Focuses on New Public Recovery Movement From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - December 03, 2013) - Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and The Refuge, A Healing Place, are hosting a screening of the compelling feature documentary, The Anonymous People. The screening will take place Thursday, December 19 at the Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village Stadium 20 Movie Theater (Screen 1), 510 North Orlando Avenue in Winter Park. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a networking reception with complimentary popcorn and refreshments. The film will be shown at 6:30 - 8 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with Margaret Nagib, PsyD, faculty member, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, and Judy Crane, LMHC, SCSAT, CAP, ICADC, founder and CEO of The Refuge. The event will be emceed by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 and Community Relations Specialist at Timberline Knolls.

The event is open to the public and tickets ($11) are available at http://gathr.us/screening/6523

"This insightful film raises awareness of the more than 23 million people in our country who are living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction," said Dr. Margaret Nagib of Timberline Knolls, a leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. "As a society, it's time for us to change the conversation about addiction and recovery and aim for solutions that work in the long run."

The Refuge, located in Ocklawaha, is a local treatment center for men and women who struggle with addiction, trauma and other co-occurring disorders.

The Anonymous People depicts the deeply entrenched social stigma that has kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid 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 citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook -- Timberline Knolls, and LinkedIn -- Timberline Knolls.

About The Refuge, A Healing Place:

The Refuge, a Healing Place, is a leader in specialized trauma, addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment located on a safe, serene 96 acre campus. Holistic, individualized and experiential therapies are provided in our intensive treatment program with a full continuum of services including medical detox, residential treatment, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization program and sober living. The Refuge was founded in 2003 based on recovery principles and a12 step foundation. For more information, call 1-866-473-3843 or visit www.therefuge-ahealingplace.com.

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