Addiction In The Media

Drummer and Comic Creator Mark Reznicek on Sobriety and Superheroes

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.

The Emmys’ Hollow Cory Monteith Tribute

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.

The Anonymous People: What Does Anonymity Actually Mean?

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.

Cory Monteith: Inside the Celebrity Pressure Cooker

How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.

Are We Fighting Addiction, or Just Illegal 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!”