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Frank Film About Addiction To Screen at MLS Libraries

Sometimes it seems as if there is no life after addiction.  But there is hope.       “Twelve: Is There Life After Rehab in Recovery?” is a film offering a frank look at the progression and harsh reality of substance abuse and addiction from initial usage to rehab and beyond. Twelve features the personal stories of 13 individuals in different stages of recovery.

“The producers of this Oklahoma based film chose the name “Twelve” to emphasize the age when many youth begin to experiment with substances that lead to addiction” said associate producer Lynda Toney-Bahr. “This film portrays a new phenomenon of young people with many years in recovery with hope and life after addiction.”

Any person, from counselors to teachers, from active or recovering addicts, to friends and family, are encouraged to attend.  A panel of cast members will be available for Q & A after each showing.

The Metropolitan Library System is showing this most significant film on four dates in October at the following locations:

The Downtown Library, Oct. 1, 6:30pm; the Belle Isle Library, Oct. 4, 2:00pm; the Choctaw Library, Oct. 5, 6:00pm; the Bethany Library, Oct. 8, 6:30pm.

As a result of generous private donations, copies of “Twelve” will be available for check out at all Metropolitan Library System locations.

    For Information contact: 606-3878 or 606-3838.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.