Did you know that for nine out of 10 people, addiction begins in adolescence? Frustrated by a “Just Say No” campaign that clearly isn’t working, the people of Houston have banded together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution. Their story is told in Generation Found, a documentary film that takes a look at how the community created a continuum of care — from treatment centers and sober high schools to alternative peer groups and collegiate recovery programs — to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.
“It’s a human story that talks about a system,” says the film’s co-creator Greg Williams, who, in 2013, released the award-winning doc The Anonymous People, which tells the story of the emerging social justice movement of the more than 23 million people in recovery beginning to become vocal about their stories.
Generation Found is Williams’ latest effort to give a voice to the millions affected by addiction. Host a special screening event of Generation Found at your hometown theater to catalyze and sustain a dialogue on youth addiction and recovery issues. For more information about how to request a screening, visit generationfoundfilm.com.