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501205 tn?1227345442

really good movie on addiction

for some reason I always feel better when I watch a movie about addiction -- at least one that portrays it well.  SO, I thought I would share -- Things We Lost In the Fire,  I didnt know it was about a heroin user, but it is and it is a powerful portrayal.  They show the withdrawal process up close and raw -- nothing glamorous about it. watch if you can
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There is another show on now called 'The Cleaner".  It is based on a true story.  People magazine had an article about the guy the story is based on.  This show is really good and really hits home.  Benjamin Bratt does a great job.  I look forward to seeing it every week.  I am going to check the movie you have mentioned out.  Didnt you see that a couple weeks ago in your outpatient meeting??  

You are sounding better and better!!!!!  Glad to see you on here!!!!     stay strong        sara
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501205 tn?1227345442
hi sara - no that was a different one.  Every time someone graduates we have to watch another movie but i dont mind.  i like them all -- except 28 Days.  i thought that was kind fo silly.  I am glad i sound better, I dont really feel better but i know it will pass, thank you as always for your support
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I love the Cleaner.... last week when the Mom who was in the oxy ring (which wasn't my doc nor was I in a ring nor am I rich LOL) but when she started crying to her husband that she just wanted to be perfect I totally felt that....that is what I was doing... trying to be SuperMom/Wife/Employee....working 45 hours a week, care for my son & husband, be a good employee, take care of everything and please everyone... that show is great.

Studiogirl... good to hear from you! I am going to have to check that movie out. I love to hear about books or movies to watch that are addiction related... it still helps me heal if that makes sense.
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501205 tn?1227345442
yes, me too.  I feel comforted by them for some reason.  I am a huge movie buff so Im not suprised that they are theraputic  I just have to be careful because sometimes I get in modes where all I want to do is watch movies and I sort of check out on real life
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I saw you mentioned something the other day on another post about 'the cleaner'.I had seen the title on my on demand menu but had no idea what it was about until you mentioned it.You're right,it's excellent.I watched the ones that were on the digital cable and set a series recording on my DVR so I don't miss any of them.Thanks for the referral.Much love.............Kim
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I will have to watch the movie you referred too.
I havnt seen any movie's protraying the life of a heroin addict and being an Ex heroin addict myself, i think it would be very interesting to watch. Thanks for sharing this.
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Thanks for the movie info...I have a dear friend dealing with that monster and it's one DOC that I'm just not that familiar with.  I'll be happy to have any type of input at this point, thanks again!
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