MARTINSBURG, W.VA. – More than 23.5 million Americans live in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other substances. "The Anonymous People" is a feature documentary that provides powerful knowledge about the nature, impact, and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. The film deals head-on with the real and devastating problems faced by individuals and communities who struggle with addiction and the consequences of addiction.

On Tuesday, April 26, the Behavioral Health Inpatient Services at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center will host a viewing of "The Anonymous People" from 5-6 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 on the first floor of Berkeley Medical Center (across from the cafeteria). This event, which is free and open to the public, will include a discussion period following the documentary screening.

"The Anonymous People" is a moving documentary that is told through the faces and voices of those who could be your neighbors, your co-workers, your family members. Turning back the mantle of anonymity, the people who share their personal life stories about their addiction struggles and conquests have joined in the emergence of a compelling grassroots movement to offer hope for what is a preventable and treatable health condition.  

“This powerful documentary shows how people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs are changing conversations about addiction from problems to enduring solutions,” stated Katherin Weiss, director of behavioral health services at Berkeley Medical Center. “'The Anonymous People' offers a groundbreaking opportunity to listen to real people tell their personal stories about addiction and recovery."

For more information on the event, visit or contact Valerie Gorman, Berkeley Medical Center behavioral health services, at 304-264-1000 ex. 33015.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223