The following films are inspiring simply because they show it is possible to come out victorious and not give in to the addiction.
1. 28 days
Sandra Bullock stars in this dark comedy about a woman named Gwen Cummings who is forced to check-in to a rehab centre after she ruins her sisters wedding under the influence of drugs and alcohol. She looks at her life in a different light and realizes that even though it won’t be easy, she is willing to start over.
This beautifully made movie focuses on Mark Renton who is trying to rid of his heroin habit. As the movie progresses, we see that his attempts change his equation with his who are under the influence as well.
Traffic is about four different people who are battling with drug addiction. By the end, the viewers realize that their stories are all inter-connected in one way or another.
4. When a Man Loves a Woman
A woman is battling alcoholism and finds support in her husband who is an airline pilot. She decides that she needs to clean up when her daughter is put in danger because of her. She enters a rehabilitation program and is able to sober up and leave within a short period of time. The pilot has trouble adjusting to his newly independent wife which is when the marital problems begin.
5. Drugstore Cowboy
Several drug users come together in this crime drama during the 1970s and because they are low on cash, end up cleaning out a number of drug stores all over the country. Bob Hughes played by Matt Dillon realizes that he needs to clean up his act after disaster strikes and he has no other choice.