Screening Oct. 13 for new documentary on youth addiction

Lee College is partnering with the city of Baytown and the Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol (BACODA) to host a special, one-time screening of a powerful new film that takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how the people of Houston are fighting to save local youth from the leading cause of death for their generation: substance abuse addiction.

Generation Found“Generation Found,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at Premiere Cinema 11 at San Jacinto Mall in Baytown. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online at http://gathr.us/screening/16974. Those who want to attend are advised to act quickly, as a limited number of seats will be available in the theater.

Immediately following the screening, doctors, counselors and other experts on youth addiction and recovery will participate in a panel discussion to give audience members the chance to ask questions and seek out local resources.

Independently filmed over the course of two years, “Generation Found” reveals how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups and collegiate recovery programs have come together to intervene early and provide Houston youth a viable, long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” Together, this diverse and committed group of advocates has built the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community — moving beyond “Just Say No” to fight the epidemic of addiction, break the cycle of burying and locking up young people at alarming rates, and transform lives.

For more information about the Baytown screening of “Generation Found,” contact Amber Buras, coordinator of BACODA’s Southeast Harris County Community Coalition, at 281.914.3027 or amber.buras@bacoda.org.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.