*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
DATE: October 20, 2016
TIME: 7:30PM CST
DeSoto Cinema 16
7130 Malco Blvd.
Southaven, MS 38671
Director of Public Relations
340 Stateline Rd.
Southaven, MS 38671
Turning Point to Host Southaven Screening of Generation Found Film
Portion of Proceeds will Benefit Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (October 18, 2016) – From the creators of the groundbreaking film THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND – a powerful story about one community, coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution.
“This story is not only a deeply personal story but one with real world utility for communities struggling with youth addiction worldwide,” says Turning Point Southeast Regional Market Director Karen Morgan. “It’s time to discuss the elephant in the community and that is that our kids are dying every day from substance abuse.”
DeSoto County, Mississippi leads the state in heroin-related overdose deaths with over 20 in this year alone. It is up to Turning Point, community leaders, neighbors and friends to join together and fight this growing epidemic.
A portion of the proceeds from the screening will benefit Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, an organization that works to raise awareness of and combat childhood abuse in DeSoto County, which often leads to unresolved trauma that spirals into addiction. On average, 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are sexually abused before they reach age 18.
Join Turning Point for a special one-time screening of Generation Found Thursday, October 20 at Desoto Cinema 16. Reserve your tickets here: https://gathr.us/screening/17809
To schedule an interview with Turning Point or Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, contact Brian Sullivan directly at 901.949.7926 or [email protected].
ABOUT GENERATION FOUND:
From the creators of the groundbreaking film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community. Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.
ABOUT TURNING POINT:
Turning Point provides the most comprehensive addiction treatment program in the country by going beyond the standard 30 day plan and treating persons struggling with addiction mentally and spiritually to break the cycle of repeated visits to treatment. Utilizing our campus environment we have the depth of caring staff, industry experience and clinical proficiency to effectively treat the disease of addiction for life. We specialize in alcohol addiction treatment, illegal drug addiction treatment and prescription drug addiction treatment, and offer: drug and alcohol intervention, clinical addiction assessments, medically supervised drug detox, residential/inpatient programs, intensive outpatient programs, christian drug rehab programs, drug addiction counseling and ongoing long term recovery care. Headquartered in Southaven, MS, the Turning Point admissions center is trained to assess and place the client into our Turning Point treatment center within a 1 hour time frame. This speed in service delivery and thorough commitment to the client long term allows the person struggling with addiction to get quickly on the road to recovery and create a life that’s worth living.
ABOUT KAREN MORGAN:
Karen Morgan is a native of Louisville, KY and has lived in the Memphis/Desoto County, MS area since 1982. In 1992 Karen entered the field of Addiction Counseling and earned her Tennessee License in 1997. She has worked for various local agencies and formed a private practice partnership with her mentor, Karen Dennis in 2007. Karen has served on a variety of community boards and currently serves on the executive board for the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition. She also serves on the Tennessee Addictions Counseling Licensure Board and the West Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Addiction Counselors. She recently joined Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS). Currently Karen is the Market Director for the Southeast Region for Vertava Health, which is corporately based in Brentwood, TN. Karen’s primary focus is on educating the public about addiction and recovery to decrease stigma and to ensure treatment availability.
ABOUT HEALING HEARTS CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER:
Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance. Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center’s mission is to respond to child abuse with a supportive team approach that reduces trauma through advocacy, treatment, education, and prevention.