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Inspiring Films About Addiction and Recovery
There have been countless movies about addiction and recovery. Whether or not you’re a movie enthusiast, watching these top five movies about addiction and recovery can help you work through the issues you’re having with this terrible disease. Here are some examples of the top five movies about addiction and recovery that you should consider watching:
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1. When Love is Not Enough
Many people know the story of Bill W., the man who founded and developed Alcoholics Anonymous. However, do you know the story of his incredible wife, Lois? “When Love is Not Enough” focuses on Lois’s realization that although she loved her husband more than anything, her love was not enough to save him from alcohol addiction. Although Bill W. ultimately did find his own recovery path, this movie shares the story about Lois realizing that she had to develop her own path and system of support if she was going to continue her relationship with her husband.
2. Rachel Getting Married
Anne Hathaway stars in this poignant movie that revolves around a woman choosing to return home for her sister’s wedding. Hathaway’s character has struggled with drug addiction and, in turn, has been in and out of drug rehab for the better half of a decade. From family stress to scenes of NA meetings, this film received countless positive reviews for its subject matter.
3. 28 Days
Sandra Bullock stars in this 2000 movie which revolves around a newspaper columnist who needs to decide whether she will go to jail or drug rehab for 28 days after crashing a limo at her sister’s wedding. She decides to go to drug rehab for addiction treatment and goes on a journey of self-discovery. This movie is categorized as a comedy; however, it does shed some excellent insight into the process of addiction treatment and recovery.
Everyone knows the name “Elton John.” While Elton John is widely known for his incredible contribution to music, many people may not know that although he was very successful, he struggled with addiction throughout his career. In fact, in the opening scene of this movie, John walks off the stage during a performance and goes directly to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Fans of Elton John and those who have or are struggling with addiction are sure to enjoy this movie.
5. A Star is Born
This famous remake became an instant Hollywood hit. It explores the story of a musician who is struggling with his own substance abuse as he helps an up-and-coming singer. Although he was able to somewhat manage his addiction in his own way up to that point, he quickly realizes that his addiction has taken over his life so completely that his own career suffers. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were both widely acclaimed for their roles in this film.
These movies about addiction are a great start when needing the inspiration to begin a drug or alcohol rehab journey.
How Legacy Can Help the Addiction Treatment Process
At Legacy Healing Center, we work personally with each client who comes to our drug and alcohol rehab facility to help them get in a position that will help you put together a drug rehab plan that will help you work through every aspect of your addiction. Regardless of whether you need to start your addiction treatment program in detox or you’re ready to jump in and face the contributing factors of your addiction right away, you can take comfort in the fact that our team of addiction experts will be there for you and with you every step of the way. For more information about what you can expect during your time at Legacy Healing Center, we recommend that you reach out to us at 888.534.2295.
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