Created by local residents who are facing problems with alcohol, the film focuses on their experiences and how it has impacted on their lives, as well as raising awareness of alcohol addiction.
Blaby District Council has worked with an animation company, in cooperation with the alcohol support services provided by Blaby, Hinckley and Bosworth, and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council to produce the film.
It is also part of a comprehensive education pack, which will be taken into local schools by the Council’s Substance Use Prevention Officer in early 2014.
Members of the alcohol support group New Directions, said:
“We really enjoyed making the DVD, it was our way of giving something back to the community. We wanted to let people know we are human beings and have feelings, and want others to learn from our experiences. We know how hard it is and if we can make a difference to one person’s life it is worth it.”
The film is can be viewed below. It is also available to watch on YouTube –
The Substance Use Prevention Officer is based within the Community Services Team at Blaby District Council, and works to help support and raise awareness of the issues around alcohol.
For more information, help or advice, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/drugsandalcohol or to speak to someone in complete confidence please call 0116 272 7672.