Sobering Up - Addiction and Recovery - Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuseby mswoc | created - 16 Jul 2014 | updated - 20 Jul 2016 | Public
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3. Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
This movie is a teaching tool about a teenage girl struggling with alcoholism to cope with her feelings of insecurity and usual problems of adolescence.
4. Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
This made-for-television movie is a dramatization of the life of the founder of Los Angeles's first alcoholic recovery center for women, Beatrice O'Reilly.
5. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.
6. Torchlight (1985)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
The marriage of a young and successful couple is jeopardized when he becomes heavily addicted to cocaine. Her inability to help him and his inability to stop are leading them both into a downward spiral.
7. Shattered Spirits (1986 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 93 min | Drama
When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.
8. Vital Signs (1986 TV Movie)
Two doctors, a father and son, conceal their alcohol and drug problems in this potent look at the abuse of those substances that exist in the medical profession. Asner portrays a ... See full summary »
11. The Boost (1988)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,803 | Gross: $0.78M
12. Postcards from the Edge (1990)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.
Votes: 14,355 | Gross: $37.96M
16. Terror in the Family (1996 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
The portrait of a dysfunctional Nineties suburban family, where behind closed doors, alcohol and rebellion are hidden among the lie of perfection. 15-year-old Deena's sleazy, twisted boyfriend is believed - at first - to be the cause.
17. High Stakes (1997 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama
A former news reporter marries and tries to adjust to the life of a house wife and mother. However, her need for an adrenaline high is overpowering and she becomes and addicted gambler.
18. The Accident: A Moment of Truth Movie (1997 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama
A preppy teenage girl from Seattle finds her life falling apart after she kills her best friend in a car accident by driving drunk. In spite of the tragedy, she continues to drink alcohol and hide it from her parents.
19. 28 Days (2000)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.
Votes: 41,265 | Gross: $37.17M
20. The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Drama
A promising track star, 18 year old Jessie Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.