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Special movie screening shares message of overcoming addiction

A movie called "Generation Found" shares the powerful story about how one community works to overcome youth addiction and start toward recovery. (Source: Generation Found) A movie called "Generation Found" shares the powerful story about how one community works to overcome youth addiction and start toward recovery. (Source: Generation Found)
SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) -

Malco Theatres in Southaven rolled out the red carpet in order to share a very important message with the Mid-South.

A movie called "Generation Found" shares the powerful story about how one community works to overcome youth addiction and start toward recovery. 

Since the Mid-South faces a similar heroin epidemic, with 20 overdoses in DeSoto County this year alone, the theater in Southaven was chosen to screen the new movie.

"This is really a call to action to come together as a community to really address, appropriately, what is the epidemic that is heroin, but really addiction in general," Karen Morgan, who works for Turning Point Recovery, said.

A portion of the movie's proceeds benefit Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, which raises awareness to childhood abuse in DeSoto County.

If you or a loved one battles addiction, click here for a list of resources, or call Turning Point Treatment's 24/7 hotline at 1-888-614-2251.

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