An unprecedented look at solutions for permanent recovery and fixing our treatment system
McAlester, OK (WiredPRNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health claims that addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that is incurable but treatable with counseling and pharmaceuticals. This assertion over the past few decades has lead most Americans to believe it as being a true statement.
However, a growing number of former addicts and treatment professionals alike are speaking out in opposition to the disease theory, as there are mountains of data to prove that addiction is not just treatable, but in fact curable.
“Curing Addiction” is a documentary film containing interviews with some of these experts and people who have recovered from different parts of the country. Not only does it explore the disease theory in question, but the film also provides advice and solutions for effective therapies and fixing the treatment system in America to save more lives and tax dollars.
The documentary was written, directed and produced by Lucas Catton, who has worked in the rehabilitation and prevention field for over a decade and is also a former substance abuser. The completely independent production was self-financed over a period lasting several months and spanning 6 states. On- and off-camera interviews were conducted with people representing multiple types of treatment approaches.
“This has been a continual learning experience for me,” says Catton. “I went into this with the intention to find workable solutions from different sources with the focus being on results. I believe we wound up at that point, and I know there are a lot more resources out there with the same goals. This is a solid start.”
Catton indicates that the release of the film during September is significant because it is observed as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, which is now in its 22nd year. He wants the message to be that every day there are people are permanently putting substance abuse and the label of being an addict behind them forever in order to move on with life.
The film will be submitted to festivals and the hope is for a cable network to pick it up to be able to reach as wide an audience as possible. Catton is also using it to continue his advocacy work in the legislative realm and bringing the message via speaking presentations. To watch the trailer, order a copy of the DVD and to get updates on the latest happening, visit http://www.curingaddictionthefilm.com. Media outlets can request a review copy by e-mailing info[at]addictions-recovery.com.