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Posted on: August 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] "Fighting For My Life: Finding Recovery and Serenity"

Michael Blanchard

Falmouth Commission on Substance Use presents guest speaker: Michael Blanchard on "Fighting For My Life: Finding Recovery and Serenity".  Michael is a Photographer, philanthropist, award winning author/writer and owner of the Crossroads Gallery on Matha's Vineyard.  Monday, September 19th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Hermann Meeting Room, Falmouth.

Michael's unexpected journey in recovery began after 3 DUI's, a suicide attempt and over three months in a rehab facility to address his escalating battle with alcoholism.  Through the lens of his camera and a series of poignant essays in his award winning books "Through a Sober Lens" and "Fighting for My Life", Michael takes the reader on a moving journey from the wreckage of alcoholism to a new life rebuilt on the foundations of sobriety and contribution.  He has become a voice of hope and inspiration for thousands of individuals and families impacted by addiction to alcohol and drugs.  

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.  FREE.

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