Mark Reznicek’s new comic Buzzkill is about a superhero who gets his powers from drinking and drugs, but decides to get clean. Here, Reznicek discusses Buzzkill’s sobering look at substance abuse.
Addiction In The Media
Last night at the Emmy Awards, we saw the confusing way our culture treats addiction—first by making jokes and then by making tributes that fall tragically short.
Filmmaker Greg Williams’ has been in recovery since he was 17. His groundbreaking documentary, The Anonymous People, highlights the importance of sharing recovery stories in order to decrease stigma and inspire more people to get help.
How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.
“They wanna get you hooked on some legal sh*t!” Chris Rock says of the pharmaceutical industry. “They just keep on naming symptoms until they name the one you…got. It’s like, ‘Are you sad? Are you lonely? You got athletes foot?…Take this pill!”