Screening to raise addiction awareness

Published October 29, 2015

The Office of Academic Affairs and University Life and Services are sponsoring a screening of the documentary “The Anonymous People” to raise awareness about the millions of Americans who are in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Student Union Theater, North Campus.

The film is a project of, a new national campaign to engage and mobilize people in recovery to transform public attitudes and policies that affect others like them.  

Regina Toomey, senior associate vice provost for marketing and communications, says she hopes the film will help begin a dialogue at UB about people on campus who are in recovery.

“We encourage members of the UB community to bring guests. The film may appeal to those who are currently in recovery from substance abuse, those who have chosen a field of study that is related to the treatment of individuals who abuse substances and anyone who has been touched by the miraculous transformation of a loved one recovering from addiction,” she says. “We hope attendees will share their thoughts with us to help shape the campus recovery dialogue.”

For more information, contact Toomey at or 645-6138.