from the addiction show with filmmaker sheila ganz

On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery follows five women struggling to keep their children as they battle addiction in a unique women and children’s residential treatment program in San Rafael, California.  Their intimate story reveals experiences with domestic violence, prostitution and incarceration, as they courageously step onto the path of self-sufficiency with integrity and pride.  Their three year journey is told against the backdrop of drug laws and policies impacting mother and child.  This timely film combats the stigma, encourages greater understanding about underlying issues of addiction and promotes the need for substance use treatment vs. incarceration.