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.
How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.
Netflix’s House of Cards is worth watching for its depiction of two facets of recovery: its fragility and also its power, especially when that recovery comes with full honesty, transparency, and responsibility.
More than a half-century separates the two films, yet both offer timeless portraits of addiction that neither glamorize nor sensationalize the disease.
On Wednesday, September 12, our #PopChat with the Fix addressed everything from celebrity addiction, to the portrayal of substance abuse on screen and in print. Here’s what we learned.