mother and child

mother and child

The Addiction Show with Filmmaker Sheila Ganz

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On Life's Terms onlifesterms.org World Premieres at REEL Recovery Film Festival on April 26, 2014: On Life's Terms: Mothers in Recovery at 10:30 a.m., San Rafael (North Bay, California) SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Rafael-based Alcohol Justice and Studio City-based Writers In Treatment announced today that there would be two exciting world premieres at the first REEL Recovery Film Festival -- San Francisco Bay Area Edition. At 10:30 a.m. on April 26, 2014, the world premiere of San Francisco filmmaker Sheila Ganz's On Life's Terms: Mothers in Recovery will take place at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. The film follows five moms with substance use addictions struggling to transform their lives and parent their children in a gender-specific residential treatment program in San Rafael, CA. Their story is told through intimate interviews and verite scenes with their kids. Rachel, 22, escaped her abusive boyfriend with her two babies. Lisa S, 41, from an alcoholic family served time for selling drugs. Lisa R, 38, relapsed and is determined to make it for her two daughters. Leslie, 31, charged with online prostitution and drug use strives to regain custody of her daughter. Julia, 27, doesn't want her son to end up in rehab. In the program the moms learn recovery, parenting and life skills, and transition into the community. Along the path of self-sufficiency the women experience challenges and triumphs to live with integrity and pride. On Life's Terms: Mothers in Recovery documents a three-year journey, told against the backdrop of drug laws and policies impacting mother and child. This timely film combats the stigma, encourages greater understanding about underlying issues of addiction and promotes the need for substance use treatment vs. incarceration. Filmmaker Sheila Ganz, two of the mothers in the film, and Dr. Sushma D. Taylor, Ph.D. President and CEO of Center Point, Inc., will be present for a panel discussion after the screening. To see a trailer and learn more about this inspirational film go to http://www.onlifesterms.org