New film throws spotlight on drug and alcohol addiction

Posted by er134 at Sep 29, 2014 12:24 PM |
Leicester graduate works with local filmmaker to produce hard-hitting documentary 'Dear Albert'
New film throws spotlight on drug and alcohol addiction

Still taken from ‘Dear Albert’ film shows University of Leicester graduate Jon Roberts. Copyright 2014 Intrepid Media

Leicester graduate Jon Roberts has teamed up with an independent filmmaker Nick Hamer to produce ‘Dear Albert’ – a film which provides a hard-hitting insight into the process of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

The film captures Jon’s life as a recovering addict and work to become a Recovery Consultant, using his own experiences to change the lives of others and encouraging those in the early stages of rehabilitation to ‘get well or die trying’.

Since graduating from the Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Jon has been supported by the University of Leicester’s Career Development Service and others to develop the Dear Albert project and create a social enterprise of the same name.

‘Dear Albert’ premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival earlier this month, and screenings in New York and Cape Town will follow.

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