Upcoming Screenings

April 27, 2021

Benzo Action Work Group of the Colorado Consortium Hosts Medicating Normal

Event Schedule
6:30 pm Mountain: Welcome & Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom (76-min run time)
7:50 pm Mountain: Brief Intermission
8:00 - 9:00 pm Mountain: Live Post-Screening Panel Discussion/Q&A

After the conclusion of the 76-minute film screening, there will be a community discussion and Q&A about the topics raised in the film, with a heavy focus on benzodiazepines. Panelists include:

  • Alexis Ritvo MD, MPH, board-certified addiction psychiatrist, program director for the CU addiction psychiatry fellowship and associate medical director for the UCHealth outpatient psychiatry clinic, and co-co-founder and co-chair of the Benzo Action Work Group.
  • Dr. Lesley Brooks, board-certified family physician serving as the Chief of Addiction Medicine for SummitStone Health Partners and as the Assistant Medical Director for the North Colorado Health Alliance in northern Colorado.
  • Terri L. Schreiber, CEO/Founder of The Schreiber Research Group, lived experience with the challenges associated with benzodiazepine tapering, withdrawal, and post-acute withdrawal, member of Benzo Action Work Group.
  • John Staight, patient advocate who suffered through four years of chronic, unexplained physical and cognitive symptoms from benzodiazepine tolerance and withdrawal, which resulted in multiple misdiagnoses, member of Benzo Action Work Group.
  • Trina Faatz, facilitator of the Boulder County Substance Use Advisory Group (SUAG) for Boulder County Community Services and Public Health, member of Benzo Action Work Group.
April 29, 2021

Loving My Veteran Presents Medicating Normal

Event Schedule
7:00 pm Eastern: Livestream virtual screening of Medicating Normal via Zoom. 76-minute running time.
8:15 - 10:00 pm Eastern: Live Community Discussion immediately following the film.

After the conclusion of the 76-minute film screening, there will be a community discussion and Q&A featuring:

  • Stacy Hicks: Veteran Spouse, Life Coach, and Founder Loving My Veteran
  • CDR Mary Vieten, PhD, ABPP: U.S. Navy, retired, psychotherapist and Founder and Executive Director of Warfighter Advance.
  • Angela Peacock, MSW: former U.S. Army Sergeant, subject of the film Medicating Normal
April 30, 2021

Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (WATCP) Annual State Conference

Event Schedule
8:30 am Central: Virtual screening of Medicating Normal, 76-minutes
9:45 - 10:30 Central: CT panel discussion with Veterans' Treatment Court Professionals and Angela Peacock, MSW, subject of the film.

Past Screenings

April 10, 2021

Weston A. Price Foundation Presents Medicating Normal

April 7, 2021

Natural Highs and Human Services Network of Colorado Present Medicating Normal

March 26, 2021

The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute Presents Medicating Normal

March 23, 2021

Worcester Withdrawal Group Presents Medicating Normal

March 3, 2021 – March 12, 2021

Durango Independent Film Festival

March 2, 2021

Hebrew Screening of Medicating Normal

February 28, 2021

Medicating Normal Hosted by The Society for Existential Analysis

February 25, 2021 – February 27, 2021

The Magnolia Film Festival

February 20, 2021

Double Feature: Healing Voice & Medicating Normal

February 3, 2021

The UK Psychedelic Society Presents Medicating Normal & Panel Discussion

January 26, 2021

Natural Highs Presents Medicating Normal & Community Discussion

January 23, 2021

Warfighter Advance Presents Medicating Normal & Community Discussion

January 7, 2021

The War Center Memorial Presents Medicating Normal & Community Discussion

December 20, 2020

Medicating Normal Hosted by PharmedOut

December 12, 2020

Medicating Normal & A Deeper Dive Into Trauma

December 6, 2020

Trauma Research Foundation 2020 Winter Film Festival

December 5, 2020

Women Veterans Social Justice Network Presents Medicating Normal

December 1, 2020

Safest Drug Presents Medicating Normal

November 19, 2020

Mental Health Europe Presents Medicating Normal & Panel Discussion

November 6, 2020 – November 12, 2020

Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival

November 9, 2020

Medicating Normal & An Addiction Discussion

October 29, 2020

Medicating Normal & Post-Screening Discussion

October 23, 2020

Epidemic Answers Presents Medicating Normal

October 19, 2020

NMMAA/Malpractice Diaries Presents Medicating Normal

October 17, 2020

Inner Compass Initiative Presents Medicating Normal

October 4, 2020

Film & Conversation: Medicating Normal

September 20, 2020

Promise Resource Network in Partnership with Peer Voice NC Presents Medicating Normal

September 19, 2020

Warfighter Advance Presents Medicating Normal

September 8, 2020 – September 13, 2020

Richmond International Film Festival

August 29, 2020

Estreno de Medicating Normal en Español

August 27, 2020 – August 29, 2020

IM4US Conference

August 25, 2020

The People's Film Festival

August 22, 2020 presents Medicating Normal

August 12, 2020

Integrative Mental Health for You presents Medicating Normal Virtual Community Screening

July 25, 2020 – August 1, 2020

Virtual Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF)

July 22, 2020

Peerpocalypse 2020

July 12, 2020

Association for Anthroposophic Psychology Private Screening

July 11, 2020

Benzodiazepine Information Coalition presents Medicating Normal for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

June 17, 2020

MindFreedom International (MFI)

April 29, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Greenwich International Film Festival

April 21, 2020 – April 26, 2020

Richmond International Film Festival

April 23, 2020 – April 25, 2020

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

April 3, 2020 – April 5, 2020

Breakthroughs: The Tulane Public Health & Social Justice Film Festival

March 6, 2020

Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival

March 5, 2020

DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF)

February 26, 2020

Sedona International Film Festival

February 24, 2020

Sedona International Film Festival

Host a Future Screening

After the film appears in film festivals, most likely throughout 2020, we will be activating an outreach and community screening program. We will also be identifying individual hosts and/or partner organizations to screen it locally in churches, schools, community centers, workplaces, and at conferences. In some cases, we can provide panelists to help lead a discussion after the film.

Contact us with ideas and to host a future screening.