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The Cove Center for Recovery is very excited to be a screening sponsor for the 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. Many talented filmmakers submitted their work for consideration in the film festival. However, one film stuck out from the rest because of its truth and the “realness” behind the story telling.

The film, Foreel: Women’s Stories, tells the story of three women and their struggles with addiction and recovery. Jessie, Maria, and Laura Lee told their stories about how they first got involved with drugs. Jessie was a heroin addict who would get high in the bus station bathroom. She didn’t care if she lived or died. Laura Lee couldn’t stop using drugs, even when it meant losing her children. Maria was using drugs when she got pregnant. Her then-boyfriend urged her to put her daughter up for adoption.

All of these women are very courageous for telling their heartbreaking stories. They also have one major factor in common – they all got help for their addiction. At the Cove Center for Recovery, we deal with substance abuse and addiction everyday. We work with our clients to make sure they get the most out of their treatment. We try to prepare them for life in the “real world” where temptations to use drugs and alcohol are around every corner.

As Jessie put it, “I feel like a soldier in a war. Everyday I have to fight against my addiction.”

The screening of the film took place on April 7, 2014 at the Stonzek Theatre in Lake Worth, Florida. The 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival runs from April 3rd through April 10th.

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Executive Producer Manny Mendez, Maria, and our Education Director Denise Achee