Analysis of Hollywood’s new spate of addiction movies. They have female central characters, provide no resolution and offer only guarded hope. They’re characterized as offering realism. Do they? They definitely offer stories that ring true for some addicted women. However, as the reviewer points out, the films end the recovery narrative at day one. Not a pretty picture and a lot of uncertainty. I suppose real and complete are not the same thing.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz