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Six Movies That Capture the Addiction and Recovery Experience

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Six Movies That Capture the Trials and Triumphs of Addiction and Recovery

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Variety) — Brad Lamm, founder of West Hollywood’s Breathe Life Healing Centers, offers his picks of recent movies that capture the trials and triumphs of addiction and recovery.

Crazy Heart, 2009
Director, writer: Scott Cooper
Jeff Bridges plays a fading, alcoholic country music star who begins a doomed romance with a writer (Maggie Gyllenhaal) that forces him to reassess his life.

You very well might have missed this alcohol-drenched gemstone of a flick inspired by the real-life song-cycle of country music star Hank Thompson. Bridges won the Oscar for best actor for “Crazy Heart,” and you deserve to see why.

The Hangover, 2009
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Three friends (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms) in Las Vegas for a bachelor party wake up after a bacchanal of drugs and booze with no memory of the night before and[…]

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