DOCUMENTARY SCREENING SPONSORED BY WIRCO, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND THE SHEBOYGAN POLICE DEPARTMENT FOCUSES ATTENTION ON THE OPIOID CRISIS THROUGH A UNIQUE FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT OF ADDICTION
Film Tells A Gripping Tale and Challenges Stigma
Join WIRCO on JUNE 27TH at Sheboygan County Health and Human Services for a film screening and discussion.
In 2016 more Americans died from overdoses than in the entire Vietnam War conflict. And yet, those new casualties are rarely considered victims of disease. With the support of Rep. Ann Kuster, (D-NH), Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, the documentary film Written Off is challenging conventional thinking about addiction. Also an early hallmark of the AIDS crisis, stigmatizing victims of addiction has very real consequences – cutting them off from treatment, community and funding. By taking the viewer inside an individual’s fight against opioids, through personal journals, Written Off combats stigma and humanizes the victim like the movie Philadelphia did for HIV/AIDS.