Film on Drug Recovery Earns Media Award

By Clark, Maggie | Sarasota Herald Tribune, April 19, 2016 | Go to article overview

Film on Drug Recovery Earns Media Award


Clark, Maggie, Sarasota Herald Tribune


ADDICTION TREATMENT

Sarasota resident Leslie Glass says she's telling the biggest untold story in America--what happens after people leave addiction treatment and start on the next phase of their lives.

This past weekend, the former mystery novelist-turned documentarian received a media award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine for her documentary, "The Secret World of Recovery."

"In the last decade the media has offered vivid portraits of addiction in many formats, but very little reporting on recovery," Glass said. "When my own family traveled the recovery journey, I realized that the positive untold story of people in recovery could make a difference for millions who currently suffer in silence."

Glass said her journey in the recovery world began about 18 years ago when her daughter struggled with a drug addiction in her late teens and early 20s.

"Addiction is something that's not immediately cured, and our journey has taken turns as we've learned it's a family disease," Glass said.

Glass produced the documentary, which premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival in 2011, with her daughter as the two traveled across the country, talking with people in recovery at every social and economic level. …

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