Tampa, FL – In recognition of September’s National Alcohol and Drug Addition Recovery Month, WEDU PBS will debut Sarasota filmmakers’ “The Silent Majority,” a groundbreaking documentary about what teens want and need to make healthy choices about drugs and alcohol.
The documentary will premiere on WEDU PBS, September 19th at 9 p.m. and will be followed by a round-table discussion produced by WEDU. The presentation of this documentary and round-table is a collaborative effort between WEDU PBS and community partners, Reach Out Recovery, Community Foundation of Sarasota, and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
“This unique collaboration opens the door for innovative television programming about teen addiction prevention,” said Leslie Glass. “Our dream was to reach a broad audience with a compelling and positive story that could change local and national opinions about how parents and communities can address teen drug use.”
While we often explore the reasons why children, teens, and college students turn to drugs and alcohol, much less attention is given on the young people opting not to use drugs and alcohol or those that are recovering. In 2011, filmmakers Leslie and Lindsey Glass turned the cameras on these teens to produce “The Silent Majority.” The documentary highlights teens and college students impacted by four unique programs that empower them to change their lives forever.
Visit wedu.org for a complete on-air schedule.