We're supporting recovery conversations with groups and organizations
Converting statistics into stories
We are a peer-run media company, producing online content and events to engage with and support those in active addiction, treatment and recovery – to provide hopeful and powerful stories to support groups and those affected by addiction.
We also reach out to the broader community to reduce judgement, stigma and fear, by showing that many challenges and solutions to addiction and recovery can have a direct and positive community outcome.
Our media projects aren’t statements, they are conversation starters. Only through engagement can we shift thinking in society.
Our recent recovery stories have received over 37,000 views and hundreds of shares, both growing daily. People are engaging with us.
The Engage Recovery Roadshow
Engage is a video series that explores, challenges and celebrates the many aspects of recovery. The format is a facilitated discussion or talk show, featuring guests with direct experience of a particular subject. Each episode aims to:
share knowledge and experience to help those in similar situations.
"broaden the constituency," through creating awareness and understanding outside recovery communities.
reduce stigma and alienation.
aid understanding of addictive behaviors.
The ENGAGE Recovery Roadshow
After completing 4 episodes, we are now taking ‘Engage’ on the road and recording 8 episodes with audiences, to debate issues, and reflect on experiences and successes. We will travel to various cities throughout Washington State (list below).
The benefits of this format can:
reduce stigma, misunderstanding and fear.
expand awareness amongst the recovery communities.
promote greater bonds among recovery communities.
promote greater bonds between recovery and general communities.
increase awareness outside the world of recovery.
inform supportive policy and legislation, through focused topics.
make all our findings 'sharable', in the interests of improving understanding and action.
act as a connector between individuals and groups.
Here are some examples of TMV's recent projects that focus on recovery
Relationships & recovery
Two couples share their experiences of managing their relationships, treatment and recovery. Relationships are usually the first casualty of addiction. How did they defy the odds?
Candice has stayed clean, despite dealing with judgement for using suboxone and the curtailment of dreams by a drug-linked felony charge. She's a true triumph of recovery, with important stories to share.
Losing a child to addiction
Nobody should have to bury their child... Judi's story is heartbreaking, but through the pain, she manages to share invaluable advice for others in similar situations.
We are supporting recovery coaches through direct video marketing and social media
I see you, I respect you
We produce video stories designed to reduce stigma, and promote them across a wide range of media platforms
Hearts of Light trailer
This trailer is designed to connect with family members who feel isolated through loss of a child from overdose.
Hearts of light website
North Sound Recovery Coalition
Mariners: Recovery Ball Game
We built and manage the NSRC website to assist with the communications to other organizations, groups and the public
DEVELOPING AWARENESS & SUPPORT
within and beyond recovery circles
We’ve broken down the world of recovery into four basic categories - to illustrate the idea that in order to improve perceptions, support structures and funding, we also need to consider ways of exporting recovery beyond the current circles.
To achieve this, recovery needs to be presented not just as a solution (and necessity) for those who have been in substance addiction, but also to the majority of society living outside the 4 circles. The tools for recovery are relevant to nearly all forms of post-trauma and suffering.
Also, those in recovery contribute enormously to society across the spectrum – from the arts to the sciences and everything in between. So, recovery is not just about receiving – it’s also about giving – contributing to society in a meaningful and tangible way.
The reset of the world
Recovery related services
Affected by those in recovery
People in recovery
To expand awareness and understanding of recovery, we need to emphasize what we have to offer, as well as what we need. The tools and methods available to people ‘in recovery’ would benefit a far broader section of society, including those with other addictions (food, technology, sex, media, gambling,...).
What we do in recovery has value far beyond its currently defined boundaries.
Programs in development
'What did recovery do for you today?'
60-second shares that focus on gratitude, insight and reflection.
Inspiring shares from people in recovery that ‘made it’.
World in recovery
13 countries, 13 different approaches to finding sustained recovery and quality of life, through social attitudes, practice, mindfulness, humility and service. What can we learn from other countries?
An example of a short trailer / promo to promote a Washington Recovery Alliance event. Such approaches can support any WRA or Recovery Cafe events:
A small selection of other projects that John Bowey produced, which deal with social issues