Mennonite radio spots distributed

Stories of hope and recovery shared by those recovering from addictions

January 2, 2013 | Artbeat | Number 1
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New public service announcements produced by MennoMedia are being distributed to 13,000 radio stations across the U.S. A grant from Schowalter Foundation helped with funding.

Never Too Late: Hope for Addictions is a series of radio spots that offer encouragement for individuals and families battling drug and alcohol addictions. The spots feature real people telling their stories of pain, addiction and loss. The spots end with a variety of tags including “This message from the Mennonite churches,” or with available resources from MennoMedia such as websites, and a Close to Home pamphlet, “Dealing with Drug Addiction.”

Most of the persons in the spots were originally interviewed for an award-winning Mennonite-produced documentary, Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living with Addictions, which aired earlier on Hallmark Channel and ABC-TV.

The spots were mailed in mid-December so that stations could air them following the post-Christmas advertising slump. A Facebook page called “Never Too Late Hope For Addictions” will post new stations as they air spots. The spots are available online at www.thirdway.com/rad. Churches or community groups interested in seeing that the spots air on a local station can request a free CD of the spots. The Finding Hope in Recovery: Families Living with Addictions DVD is available from http://store.mennomedia.org/.

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