Published on January 6th, 2017 | by YouParent


The Hungry Heart Screening, February 15th.

Join us for a free screening of the critically acclaimed film, The Hungry Heart.

Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30-8:30pm
at The Film House at Main Street Landing in Burlington
This event is free and open to the public! Doors open at 6:00pm. First come, first serve.

This powerful documentary on prescription drug abuse in Vermont is the first event in our community education series. This movie is ONLY available for private screenings! Come see what everyone has been talking about and stay for a discussion with the film’s director Bess O’Brien, some of the cast and a local clinician after the show.

The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addition through the world of Vermont pediatrician Fred Holmes, who works with patients struggling with this disease. The movie shows the many faces and diverse populations of addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery. It provides a starting place for parents to have important conversations with their kids about substance use and abuse. The Hungry Heart has toured Vermont for screenings and was just awarded the 2016 Media Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the College on Problems of Drug Dependency. You won’t want to miss it! This event is free and open to the public. Watch the trailer here!


Be sure to join us for the other nights in this series!

Community Dialogue Night, March 14 6:00-8:00pm, Burlington High School cafeteria
Discuss local youth substance use data with high school teens

What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana, March 29 6:30-8:30pm
Presentation and Q & A with area educators and clinicians

Parenting in an Online World, April TBD
Presentation and discussion with national speaker from Mind Positive Parenting

About the Author

YouParent is a program of Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community. We are a coalition of Burlington residents, businesses, schools, colleges, parents, youth, medical professionals, students, social services, law enforcement officials, court representatives and more. We recognize that the damages of drugs, alcohol abuse and tobacco effect us all and we work together to create a healthier environment in Burlington, Vermont.

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