An informative, entertaining, inspirational, and frequently hilarious look at how some of the best (and worst) stories ever committed to film can help us better understand and recover from any addiction.
"Part film reviews, part memoir, part history book, part self-help guide...this book has it all - and really helped me see my recovery from a whole new and quite useful perspective. I also laughed a lot!"
- Jeffry Muhleman
Ted Perkins is former Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Studio executive and successful Hollywood screenwriter turned addiction and recovery YouTube personality and communications consultant for SMART Recovery, the nation's leading self-empowerment mutual support addiction recovery organization. He has helped hundreds of participants in their recovery journey in his weekly SMART Recovery meetings.
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Publication Date: September 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS
II: WHY MOVIES?
III: TRAIN WRECKS: Drugs & Alcohol Abuse On the Big (and Small) Screen
Lost Weekend...Leaving Las Vegas...Last Round...Requiem for a Dream...Reefer Madness...Gia...Dopesick
II: HATE THE SIN BUT LOVE THE SINNER: Overcoming Addiction as a Family Triumph
Beautiful Boy...Honey Boy...Four Good Days...When a Man Loves a Woman
III: THEY TRIED TO MAKE ME GO TO REHAB: Fantasy vs. Reality in the Recovery Story
Recovery Boys...28 Days...Thanks for Sharing...Clean & Sober
IV: USUALLY NOT DEADLY, DEFINITELY PROBLEMATIC: Bad Habits: A Story As Old as Time
Sex Addiction: Shame, A Dirty Shame...Boy Erased
Gambling Addiction: Uncut Gems...Mississippi Grind...The Gambler
Eating Disorders: To The Bone...Fatso
Exercise Addiction: Personal Best...GI Jane...Vision Quest
Web & Social Media Addiction: Screened Out, Youtopia, Web Junkie
Cigarettes: Cold Turkey
V: GOD, YOU’RE SO ANAL: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder As the Ultimate Plot Point
Evil OCD: 7even...Silence of Lambs...American Psycho
Weird OCD: What About Bob?...Matchstick Men...The Aviator
Quirky OCD: Silver Linings Playbook...The Odd Couple...Dirty Filthy Love
VI: FINAL THOUGHTS
How movies help remind us that addictions are just part of the human experience
The importance of delineating between micro / macro addictions and not stigmatizing
Addiction isn't funny, but laughing about it really helps
Recovery as the ultimate hero's journey
Addiction as a philosophical question, not just a story
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