Bacon Street Youth and Family Services Presents:
Sentara Williamsburg Medical Center SafeKids Coalition &
Pinto Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA
A screening on the rising Opioid Epidemic in our country and local community.
Doors open at 12:30 pm and a panel discussion will follow after the film is shown.
Come prepared for thought provoking conversation and to receive ways to actively respond to this form of substance abuse in the Williamsburg community.
Admission is free and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
There will also be a concessions stand for drinks and snacks.
The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.
Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction. Much like methadone, suboxone helps many addicts in their recovery process– for some taking suboxone is a crucial stepping stone to long term recovery, for others it is a crutch, for others suboxone is abused and diverted onto the street. Through the film we see Dr. Holmes struggling with these challenges and trying to make sense and keep the faith in the midst of many contradictions.
Most importantly however, as the film progresses we begin to see the simple but profound connection that Dr. Holmes creates with each patient The film shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for but do not have in their lives.
In addition, the film interviews a number of older addicts who talk about their recovery process juxtaposed against Fred’s patients. The road to recovery is paved with both success stories and strewn with relapses, downfalls and tragic losses (credit sadler). However, through the movie we see the many faces and diverse populations of addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery.