Stick with the Winners! –
November 10, 2020 – So grateful for my long-term partnership with my cinematic partner William Cohen (dearly departed) and Dr Darryl Inaba formerly director of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic. Together we published eight editions of the book Uppers, Downers, All Arounders. Currently I’ve created a series of films on how connection and community are the antidote to addiction. Two of these films were selected for this year’s Reel Recovery Film Festival-Home Boy Joy Ride and Soul Sanctuary. I am currently in the process of finishing another film for that series, Journeys on the Red Road. I have started editing my next project – JustUs – which is the story of one family in New Mexico that is trying to heal a neighborhood that is infested with heroin and meth dealers. It is a very spiritual approach as they try to heal generational trauma. I am so grateful for the miracle of my choice to start this series nearly four years ago…
Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice? and when did you stop using?
Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice or a wicked twist of fate?
A. Addiction is a combination of heredity, environment, and exposure to drugs. It is a disease that takes over the life of a susceptible host.
Q. Do you log on to Zoom 12-step meetings? How often? Do you share?
A. I am in lots of Zoom meetings and I often share.