A short documentary about facing your worst fears head on and becoming a stronger version of yourself. ‘Sober’ has had international attention online, toured the UK with the Recovery Street Film Festival, was screened at Addaction’s recovery conference earlier this month and continues to engage at risk groups of people across the UK.
"At Addaction, we are serious about putting our service users in control of their lives. We want people to be inspired and motivated to achieve bigger and greater things in their own recovery. The film ‘Sober’ made by Gareth Bowler brilliantly conveys a message that recovery is an aspiration that can be achieved. The National Recovery Conference represents the beating heart of our organisation, and we are delighted to be able to feature this film at the event." - David Badcock - Head of Recovery Engagement Addaction
"Inspiring, honest and brave. People need to see this."
"Powerful and extremely moving."
"The film holds the exact reasons for why I am overcoming years and years of serious clinical depression."
"This is truly inspirational!"
"So emotional and so proud well done"
"Inspirational and outstanding. Take a look at this. 3 minutes 50 that you will treasure."
"very very special indeed."
"I have a lump in my throat and goosebumps from head to toe."
"This is the reason I think health and fitness is powerful as a change catalyst" - Ben Coomber Performance Nutritionist
"really inspirational. What a story!" - Ali Jawad Paralympic World Champion Powerlifter