Finding Hope In Recovery

DVD Release: June 7, 2016
Finding Hope In Recovery


Travel with families living with addiction and learn how recovery, reconciliation and healing can happen.

Dove Review

Drug and alcohol addiction is a relevant issue in our current culture. Substance addiction, though an uncomfortable subject to discuss, is an important topic that needs to be addressed so individuals and communities can understand and provide help to those who suffer from it. “Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living with Addiction” is a short documentary that sheds light on the realities of substance abuse. This educational film highlights the effects addiction has on whole families, noting that family members and abusers alike need treatment to deal with the consequences of addiction. It explains that addiction is a disease that requires proper treatment for recovery. Like most diseases, with the right knowledge, treatment, and support, the sick person has hope for a true recovery.

The general concept of faith is discussed as part of the recovery process for an addict and his or her family. Whether the sufferer has faith simply in a higher being or discovers a personal religion, the film notes that belief in something outside of themselves is a common asset to an addict’s recovery. No violence is shown, though it is briefly described. A person is shown lighting up and smoking a cigarette, but beyond that no drug or alcohol use is shown.

The relevancy of substance abuse is undeniable in America, proving the need for informative films like this one to provide us with facts and practical steps we can take to combat the disease of addiction. As one such film, “Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living with Addiction” receives the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and older.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Sucks-1; crappy-1.
Violence: Man mentions that his addict brother tried to strangle family members.
Drugs: Drug and alcohol addiction are the subject of the documentary; alcohol shown being poured into a glass; person is shown several times lighting up a rolled cigarette and smoking it; woman speaks about shooting up heroine.
Nudity: None
Other: Family speaks of their addicted family member stealing from them.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Director: Burton Buller
Producer: Burton Buller
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 44 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Caitlin Meadows