A Heartfelt Tale of Healing:

“Keep Coming Back” – A Film Redefining Addiction Recovery

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In a world saturated with stories about addiction and recovery, there is one perspective that has often been overlooked – the viewpoint of the parents and loved ones whose lives are intricately entwined with the battle against addiction. “Keep Coming Back,” a passion project helmed by renowned filmmaker Mark Rosman, promises to change that narrative. Recently, Legacy Program Director Mike Hinkle had the honor of joining Sam, Eve, and Mark at a special event in SLC, where the film’s purpose and importance were passionately discussed.

Mark Rosman, a seasoned writer, director, and producer with over 30 years of experience in the 

film and TV industry, has embarked on a deeply personal journey with “Keep Coming Back.” While numerous films and programs have shed light on addiction and recovery, this story explores uncharted territory – the recovery journey seen through the eyes of a parent grappling with a loved one’s addiction and treatment.

Most addiction narratives focus on the struggles and rehabilitation of the “identified patient,” the addict themselves. Yet, the journey of a parent or loved one is a parallel path filled with its own challenges and revelations. Mark shares his own journey from denial to acceptance, acknowledging his role in enabling and rescuing his loved one. His moments of clarity became catalysts for change, and it is these pivotal moments that “Keep Coming Back” aims to capture. By sharing this deeply personal story, the film provides support and guidance to families currently navigating this difficult terrain, offers insight to those who have been there before, and serves as a beacon of hope for those supporting families in the throes of treatment.

To bring this powerful story to life, Mark has enlisted the expertise of Sam Dresser, co-founder of Clere Consulting, and Eve Ruff, a senior consultant at Clere. Sam and Eve bring decades of experience in drug and alcohol counseling and substance abuse treatment to the project. Their genuine passion for this story stems from their understanding of the pivotal role parents and loved ones play in disrupting and transforming unhealthy family dynamics created by addiction. Through their involvement, the film will shed light on the processes of enabling, rescuing, and setting healthy boundaries.

For families dealing with a loved one’s addiction, the question arises: What can and should they do? “Keep Coming Back” offers a clear answer – become part of the solution. This includes practicing self-care, which not only models healthy behaviors but also equips loved ones to better support the person in recovery. Starting one’s own healing and therapeutic journey, such as seeking therapy or attending Al-Anon meetings, is essential for recognizing and changing the unhealthy patterns within the family system.

“Keep Coming Back” is more than just a film; it’s a story of addiction, healing, and transformation. It’s a narrative that needs to be told to help families heal and embark on the path to recovery.

For further information about this impactful film, please visit Keep Coming Back Film. We also encourage you to spread the message behind this film – as each family member moves from denial to acceptance and takes responsibility for their role in the family dynamic, the path to healing opens not only for the family but also for the individual battling addiction.

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