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Delia: The Recovery Series ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521776
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Jennifer Torrance, John Taylor
Directors:  Moira Simpson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  12:13


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A therapist in a Vancouver clinic, Delia spent years coaching women to confront their alcoholism and/or drug addiction before she realized she had to do something about her own drinking. It was a difficult step to quit her job and enter a residential treatment centre. Today, Delia and her son are gradually building a new life for themselves. Her story includes learning how to be more independent in relationships, to not always demand perfection of herself, and to live one day at a time. This is one of a series of films about women recovering from drug and/or alcohol dependency. The related film, Turnaround: A Story of Recovery, describes a program that Delia participated in earlier in her recovery, at Aurora House in Vancouver.

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