Recovery documentary, discussion

May 30, 2018
“Generation Found” offers not only a deeply personal story, but also one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.

Camden — Camden Public Library and the Midcoast Recovery Coalition will host a screening of the documentary “Generation Found” (2016, USA) Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Picker Room of the library, Atlantic Avenue and Main Street. A Q&A with Dr. Ira Mandel will follow.

From the creators of the groundbreaking film “The Anonymous People,” “Generation Found” tells a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a hometown youth addiction recovery revolution. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.

Independently filmed over the course of two years, “Generation Found” takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the so-called War on Drugs.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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