Millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse. This portrayal of Elton John’s addiction could encourage some of them to get help and recover.
By Jessica Hulsey Nickel
Original Source: usatoday.com
Watching a film or television show portray a character in active addiction can be a frustrating experience. More often than not, a character’s substance use is highly sensationalized — a needle in the arm, eyes rolling back in a dirty room, whereas their journey to recovery is downplayed and almost immediate. The audience rarely sees the full picture of the events that lead to substance use and addiction. For the majority of people struggling with substance use and addiction, their paths to treatment and recovery are not so…click here to continue reading