Free showing of ‘28 Days’ to Celebrate National Recovery Month


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PENNINGTON GAP, Va. —Frontier Health’s Virginia Services and the Recovery Community is planning to show “28 Days,” starring Sandra Bullock, at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Lee Theatre.

Bullock, who usually plays “good girl” roles, portrays Gwen, a big-city columnist and party girl in need of a wake-up call. The story takes place at a treatment center. The movie reveals the phases that many go through in their treatment experience, including a spiritual awakening about how alcohol affected their lives. Gwen’s boyfriend Jasper tries to thwart her recovery, while those at the rehab center recognize he isn’t interested in her rebuilding her life.

Nationwide, 4.1 million people aged 12 or older (1.7 percent of the population) received treatment for substance use disorders, according to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. National Recovery Month reminds us that recovery from addiction is possible. Prevention works, self-help groups and treatment is effective and people can and do recover. People in recovery experience improved relationships, better mental and physical well-being, and newfound abilities to deal with problems in a healthy manner. Treatment and recovery require hard work, dedication, and a willingness to change.

Frontier Health services in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the city of Norton are funded in partnership with Planning District One Behavioral Health Services.

For services information, visit www.frontierhealth.org/service-guide.php. Frontier Health is the region’s leading provider of behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, intellectual and developmental disabilities, recovery and vocational rehabilitation services, and has been providing services since 1957.

For more information about the showing or Lee County addiction services, contact Shawn Allen at 276-346-3590.

In Lee County: Lee County Behavioral Health Services, 34084 Wilderness Road, Jonesville, VA; 276-346-3590. For local addiction recovery groups: Addiction Education Center, 131 Constitution Avenue, Pennington Gap, VA. 24277; 276-546-5432.

In Wise County: Wise County Behavioral Health Services, 3169 Second Avenue East, Big Stone Gap, VA; 276-523-8300.

In Scott County: Scott County Behavioral Health Services, 1006 U.S. Highway 23N, Weber City, VA; 276-225-0976.

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