We here at Turning Point hope that you will join us at the Old School Community Center on Thursday the 27th of April for a viewing of Uprooting Addiction, an important film about trauma, addiction and recovery. The screening is being hosted by our partner program, Voices of Hope, and admission is free! This award-winning film follows six individuals from different walks of life who come together to share their stories about their experiences in addiction and recovery.

At an innovative retreat organized by addiction and trauma counselor Hope Payson (LCSW, LADC), six people from varying walks of life — each affected by childhood trauma — come together to share their stories, emerging from darkness through community, connection, and compassion.

Through the metaphor of a tree bearing a network of roots, Payson helps each attendee recognize the foundation of their trauma —abandonment, learning differences, sexual molestation, violence — and how it manifests and permeates through life, opening the door to fundamental healing.

Interweaving these stories with uplifting, up-to-the-minute accounts of collective action in the face of a growing public health crisis — from an equally diverse group of activists, officials, volunteers, caregivers, and experts — Uprooting Addiction is a mosaic-like portrait of a single community coming together to take on one of the most critical challenges of our times.

Snacks will be provided to all attending. The Old School Community Center can be found at 1 School Street in Wilmington, VT. For more details, contact voicesofhopevt@gmail.com