Drinking. Drugs. Addiction.
They’re all scary things that make lives difficult. As kids we’re told we should stay away from them. And as adults we begin to understand the dangers of too much and make sure we’re looking after ourselves.
But, for some people, it becomes a way of life and because they’re taught that its bad, they hide it. And slowly it consumes them, they become 2 people, the one you see and the one they’re desperately trying to hide.
So, what happens when Addiction takes over you or someone you know?
Our documentary based on a real life story uncovers the truth. Take a look at our extended trailer:
Where can I view the documentary?
We are having a number of zoom and face to face screenings (with Q&A’s) over the next 6 months – from October 2021 to March 2022. We have found that the questions and answers session is important in the conversation around addiction, breaking the taboo and stigma so want to encourage more people to attend and help smash these issues.
Once these community engagement sessions are complete, the video will then be made available publicly via YouTube.
When are the screenings?
In person and zoom screening dates will be added soon.
If you would like to put on a screening at your temple, community centre, education establishment or for your group contact us by emailing ImJit@7events.org
Where can I get help?
If you’re looking for help and support for yourself or someone you know who may need help, there are many public services you can contact. Take a look below:
- Alcoholics Anonymous – A helping hand and a meeting near you
- Bac-In A Nottingham BME drug and alcohol recovery support service.
- Spinney Hill Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction Service
- NHS UK – Drug addiction – getting help
- Mind – Guide to addiction and dependency support
- Drinkaware – Alcohol dependence and withdrawal
- Turning Point – Drug and Alcohol Support
- Action on addiction
- UAVA – United Against Violence & Abuse
- Quetzel – Supporting women recovering from trauma of childhood sexual abuse
- British Liver Trust – information on liver health
For further information you can contact us by email at email@example.com
We want to thank the following people who took part in the documentary:
- Bhanu Chauhan
- Harry Singh – Leicester Fitness and Recovery
- Rendall Munroe
- Chet Patel and Chet Vallabh
- Jit Joshi and Umzy Patel
- Aunee Bhogaita
- Dilesh Popat – Turning Point
- Derek Roberts – Production, Camera, Sound and Edited – Dr Creative Production
There is an official Press Release available online.
We have also been out giving media interviews and promoting the film. Take a look:
- Leicester Mercury – I’ve been at the bottom of the barrel
- Alcohol Change UK – Jitesh’s story: “There is no shame in struggling with your drinking” (12/10/21)
- British Liver Trust – “I don’t think there is enough awareness of liver disease in South Asian communities.” (16/11/21)
- The Native Immigrant Podcast (13/12/21)
- Eastern Eye interview (10/12/21) page 11
BBC News story from our screening at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurudwara, Leicester.