In the U.S. in 2015, 26.9% of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month.
This is a narrative short film created to raise awareness of ALCOHOLISM and its effect on families.
WHY THIS FILM?
In 2015, a study found that 30% of Americans have suffered an alcohol-use disorder at some point in their lives—but only 20% of those suffering seek treatment. Denial, stigma, and fear keep many Americans trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction that affects not just themselves but also their families.
With this currently untitled short, we hope to artistically and effectively challenge pre-conceptions about alcoholism by showing the devastating effect one man’s alcohol abuse has on his family while also offering hope to those who are trapped by this disease.
Change is possible. But only when we reject stigmas and embrace hope.
We hope you will help us in our efforts.
About 1.3 million adults receive treatment for alcohol use disorder annually in the United States.
More than 10% of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems.
An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually in the United States.