Posted Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
Addiction treatment provider Hazelden is sponsoring a discussion among some of New York's most creative individuals who have been impacted by alcohol and other drugs, hosted by award-winning author William C. Moyers.
The dialogue – with New York Times bestselling author David Carr; publisher Maer Roshan, the founder of Radar.com and thefix.com; author Sacha Z. Scoblic, who wrote Unwasted: My Lush SobrietyLaurie Dhue – is called “Chasing the Muse … stone cold sober,” and is part of the REEL Recovery Film Festival.
The event will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th Street.
“I'm thrilled that [founder] Leonard Buschel asked me to participate in his film festival and humbled to have been included in a discussion with such distiguished panelists,” Dhue says. “I look forward to an energetic, unvarnished and hopefully thought-provoking dialogue about the brutalizing epidemic of addiction and the reward of recovery as seen through the eyes of journalists.”
Dhue is also hosting the festival's closing night party, Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. next door to the Quad Cinema theater, 38 W. 13th St, NY, NY 10011. The guest of honor will be ex-Boston Celtic, Chris Herren.
The panelists have each endured personal struggles, and also enjoyed successful careers. Event attendees will learn more about the panelists' individual stories, what they've done to overcome addiction, how the battle has impacted their careers, and advice for those in the audience facing the same struggles.
The REEL Recovery Film Festival is a seven-day celebration of the arts, film, creativity and the sharing of recovery from life-shattering addictions.
As Hazelden's vice president of public affairs and community relations, Moyers leads the organization's policy and advocacy activities. He uses his own experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery.
Author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Broken: My Story of Addiction and Recovery, he is releasing a third book, Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction Recovery, in November. In this new book, he navigates the maze of addiction: how to find help, what it means to recover and the importance of openly sharing our stories with the public and the next generation.