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LA Based Film Festival, Writers in Treatment, Makes A Scene in South Florida November 2-4

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Tampa, Fl [October 8, 2012] –Floridians for Recovery is proud to announce the inaugural REEL Recovery Film Festival at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, FL on November 2-4. Produced by Writers in Treatment, this three day festival showcases “REEL films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment, and recovery.

The LiveFree! coalition is proud to support this event and to serve on the planning committee. In the past, REELRecovery Film Festivals have taken place in the typical underground film hot spots (i.e. Los Angeles, New York City, and Vancouver, B.C.). “These festivals are a celebration of the arts, writing, and creativity. Most importantly, they celebrate recovery,” said Leonard Buschel, founder of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Writers in Treatment.

“South Florida has a vibrant recovery community. I’m very excited about bringing the REEL Recovery Film Festival to Fort Lauderdale; it helps put Floridians For Recovery at the forefront of the Global Recovery Movement,” said Ron Tannebaum, Floridians for Recovery board member and CEO of is the largest and most comprehensive free online social network for the global recovery community.

With title sponsors Caron Renaissance and The Hanley Center, the screening schedule includes a diverse lineup of contemporary and classic films, documentaries and short films from first-time filmmakers to industry veterans.

Tickets to the three-day event are $25 and can be purchased online at A limited number of sponsorships and individual tickets remain so snag yours while you can!


About LiveFree! Coalition
LiveFree! is a coalition that raises awareness about the harmful effects of substance abuse among youth, young adults and adults in Pinellas County. By offering trainings, town hall meetings, a Speaker’s Bureau and awareness events, LiveFree! encourages the Pinellas County community to live safe, healthy and drug-free. For more information, visit

About Floridians For Recovery:
Floridians for Recovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an alliance of Florida residents that supports the recovery movement and battles to correct misconceptions and discrimination against those in recovery. For more information:

About Writers In Treatment:
Writers In Treatment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to save lives through promoting and providing ‘treatment’ as the best first step solution for addiction, alcoholism and other self-destructive behaviors. They also offer educational, prevention and awareness programs that help reduce the stigma of addictive disorders. For more information: or


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