Oct. 28, 2022 – Truth is hard because it is real, but it does not mean that it is not also loving and compassionate. Truth is what you make of it. Harriet Rossetto explains, “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. When you become part of a community of authentic, transparent people, you overcome addiction and celebrate connection.” Moreover, another revelation must be revealed right now (I do love a little alliteration). Leonard Buschel, the founder of Writers in Treatment and the Reel Recovery Film Festival, was a counselor at Beit T’Shuvah when I was a resident. When asked about showing the documentary at the festival, Leonard said with a smile, “It is wonderful to see that the couple I used to work for as a substance abuse counselor as the subjects of such a bracing and truthful feature-length documentary. Rather than hide behind rationalizations, they reveal themselves free from the burden of vanity. Ego does not get in the way of their authenticity.”


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