UHS has licensed the “Tipping the Pain Scale” documentary, which helps to tell an important narrative around the current addiction crisis, advocate for resources, and reduce the stigma around seeking help for mental health and substance use disorder issues.
The license provides access to seven 15-minute vignettes and two versions of the full feature documentary (one for streaming in smaller settings, one theatrical version for large venues).
UHS licensure includes the following potential uses:
- Hosting community screening events
- Patient education in therapy groups using the vignettes or full feature film
- Staff education through in person events or viewing on our SharePoint site
If you plan on hosting a community screening offsite or for more information about the curricula, please email Lisa Haino, Senior Marketing Account Manager, Behavioral Health.
About the Documentary
Tipping The Pain Scale follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery in the U.S. States and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives. This positive and uplifting, yet gritty and real, story of redemption and hope is told in cinema verité style.
The film opened for wide release on September 6, 2022, for home viewing. Learn more about the film at TippingThePainScale.com →
Watch the trailer on YouTube →