Heartland Center Shares Message of Addiction and Recovery 

On April 10, Heartland Center for Behavioral Change held a free screening of the internationally acclaimed film, “The Anonymous People,” for more than 100 Kansas City- area viewers at Ward Parkway AMC 14.

The documentary, which is now available on Netflix, encourages people in recovery to come forward in an effort to break the cycle of stigma associated with addiction.

At the conclusion of the film, Heartland Center asked audience members to become supporters of this advocacy movement which is spreading across America. More than 20 individuals signed up to be part of the local campaign.

Heartland Center, Faces and Voices of Recovery and the ATTC Network Coordinating Office will spearhead the local effort to replace the stereotypical face of addiction with the triumphant faces of millions of individuals living in recovery.

The support of several anonymous donors allowed Heartland Center to offer free tickets to the community members, many of whom are in recovery themselves.

“It is part of our mission to help individuals lead healthy, happy and productive lives,” says Heartland Center President Myrna Trickey. “That means getting out in the community and sharing a message of hope and recovery to help inspire and heal those suffering from addiction.”