Substance use concerns affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, regions, and socioeconomic levels. Likewise, the path to recovery is not a one-size fits all approach and can take very different forms for different people. Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. For some people, this means abstinence, and for others it means harm reduction. For some, it means medication, and for others, faith.
Region Ten and a number of community partners have joined forces with the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition to provide a free movie screening and recovery fair in Louisa on Friday, March 17.
The Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition is a network of more than 25 organizations working together to improve mental health and substance use outcomes for Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson counties.
The coalition and community partners are partnering to show “Tipping the Pain Scale” Friday night at Louisa’s Betty Queen Center.
“Tipping the Pain Scale” is a feature documentary film following individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. The film features Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh; NFL Pro Bowl Player, Darren Waller; Spoken Word Artist and Educator Joseph Green; Washington State Representative, Lauren Davis; community outreach volunteer, Roz Pichardo; and Boston Police Officer Josh De La Rosa,with Music from Sia.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the recovery fair beginning at 6:30 p.m. The fair will feature free NARCAN, medication lock boxes, trigger locks and other community resources. The film will screen at 7:15 p.m.
Region Ten and Blue Ridge Health District provide free REVIVE Overdose Reversal Training and Narcan every month.
The Betty Queen Center gym is located at 522 Industrial Drive, A, Louisa.
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