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Hitting Rock Bottom: New docu-drama about addiction needs your help!

I don’t think I have ever done this before on a post, but here goes. I need your help.

Not long ago I was contacted by some folks who have been working hard on a show called Hitting Rock Bottom. It tells the real stories of people who have struggled with addiction, hit rock bottom, and found a way out. Unlike reality television that often turns tragic stories about addiction into entertainment, this show has a far more noble and broader reaching aim. The creater and Director, Corey Snyder, who has been in recovery for the past five years and also happens to be a very talented film maker, wants to instill hope (and action) in those who still struggle. He portrays challenges with addiction through docu-drama storytelling that utilizes actors to dramatize real stories. He and his team have already completed the first four episodes of season one which you can watch right now for free on the Hitting Rock Bottom homepage. Each episode is a few minutes, so watching them all will not take you that long.

HRBThe first season tells the story of Daryl Brown, a very likable young man who sets out in life with no idea of what is ahead for him. The show is more than engaging, and realistically captures the underlying risk factors that contribute to going down a path of addiction. It is real, scary, and unfortunately a story that plays out far too often.

Fortunately, the story of Daryl has a positive ending, but that is where I need your help!

The show is need of funding to finish filming the first season and complete the story of how Daryl overcomes addiction. It’s the best part of the story and has the potential to motivate many struggling souls to seek help. To complete the season, the crew are presently running a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo. The goal is $57,500 which will cover all costs to finalize filming the remaining episodes. Even with these funds, many involved in this project are giving their time and energy to see this project to its successful completion. By contributing whatever you can, be assured that your donation will go towards a project that has the potential to transform how we understand, treat, and address addiction in this country. Also, there are only 13 days left in the campaign, so please contribute now. And be sure to check out some of the cool perks at various donation levels.

Thank you.

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4 Responses to “Hitting Rock Bottom: New docu-drama about addiction needs your help!”

  1. LMM says:

    I found the story of Darryl very powerful and can appreciate the intelligent and compassionate angle that these mini-series are shot from. It is an interesting and powerful change from many of the reality television series that flood the television programming these days. I have experience growing up with abuse, so I felt a bit kindred to Darryl when he talked about watching his father hit and abuse his mother: I watched my dad break a glass on my mom’s face once, and I can today recognize that as the trauma that leads me to engage in certain behaviors that, at times, I can feel leaning toward the line of dependency and abuse…I feel empowered by watching stories like Darryl’s, because they help me to recognize the abuses that occurred very young in my life and how those have moulded both my expectations and behaviors in life: Knowing how these abuses have materialized in my life, I have a better grasp on controlling and changing my own behaviors.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for the feedback!

    J

  3. Angie says:

    Hey, this sounds like a very positive way to get the stories across! People are so visual. When we see people in front of us or in a movie we can relate! I wish I were able to help out financially. I hope that you find help. Addiction has much more of an effect then the scientific studies of various drugs. I ripples out into the live of the children and their children. The energy just keeps going unless it is contained in the hearts of other humans. Good luck with this!

  4. amy kuper13 says:

    What great episodes!! I watched Darryl and this is an awesome thing they are doing. These videos are inspiring, it is great to see people overcome their problems and be able to talk about them. This is helpful to know their are other people out there who have struggled. These people struggled and not only that, but they overcame their struggles. It was sad to see the story of Darryl, how he defended his mother with the risk of prison just for her to turn around and beat on him. I have never been in this position so it was good to hear his story. The worst part was the last episode and the sad part is this stuff happens still today. Everyone has a struggle of some sort and it is good to hear these true stories. I like how the episodes are split up into stages. Great videos, sad, but good information.

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