Dopesick: The Whistleblower Season 1, Ep 5
With OxyContin abuse spreading across the country, Bridget brings the fight to Purdue; Rick and Randy seek to find a whistleblower within Purdue to tie their case together.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent, Part II Rewatch Season 7, Ep 1
Lore takes a page from the late-21st-century playbook and starts controlling his most powerful soldier with the most potent drug of all: emotions. [more inside]
One in five Americans are diagnosed with mental illness in any given year. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in the US for youth aged 15-24. It kills over 800,000 people a year globally and 48,300 in the USA. Drug overdose kills 81,000 in the USA annually. The autoimmunity epidemic affects 24 million people in the USA. What is going on? The interconnected epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness and substance abuse are, according to Dr Gabor Maté, normal. But not in the way you might think. [more inside]
Feel Good: Season 2 - all episodes Season 2, Ep 0
The second (and final) season of the series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. (Netflix, Channel 4) [more inside]
Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world. [more inside]
When Krisha returns to her estranged family for Thanksgiving dinner, past demons threaten to ruin the festivities. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Symbiosis Rewatch Season 1, Ep 22
When aliens suffering from chemical dependency beg for help, Picard just says no. [more inside]
Feel Good: Season 1 - all episodes Season 1, Ep 0
Mae Martin stars as herself, a Canadian comedian living in London, navigating a relationship with her new girlfriend, George and dealing with sobriety. (Netflix, 6 x half-hour episodes) [more inside]
BoJack Horseman: The Kidney Stays in the Picture Season 6, Ep 6
The assistants of Hollywoo go on strike. BoJack tries to help Doctor Champ. When Todd learns that his mother needs a kidney, Diane comes up with a plan. "Howdy, howdy! Welcome to Mike and Morgan's House of Organs! We handle all your matters, from keyboards to bladders."
Eight years ago, when Scott was addicted to heroin, he crossed a line he thought he would never cross. And he's been trying to uncross it since. Fourth installment in the new series - a story for fathers and sons... Credits: hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein; episode produced by Stevie Lane, along with Kalila Holt and BA Parker; editing by Jorge Just; special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Nathan Foster, Jacob Eppler, and Jackie Cohen; mixed by Bobby Lord; music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, Michael Charles Smith, Podington Bear, Shadowlands, Stratus, Haley Shaw, and Bobby Lord; theme song by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, ad music by Haley Shaw. [more inside]
A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success. [more inside]
The 100: The Warriors Will Season 5, Ep 10
Monty strives to show Wonkru an alternative to war, and to the valley itself. Meanwhile, Abby's health continues to deteriorate, along with McCreary's patience. [more inside]
An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls.Further reading:Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part ICat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part IIDavid Segal's series on the business around addiction (New York Times)Ryan Hampton's American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction CrisisPalm Beach Post's Reporting on the Sober Home Crisis
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Rehab Season 5, Ep 12
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married. Next!
- North Korea may call off the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un over demands that the country denuclearize. John Bolton says on air they were using "The Libyan model," which turns out to be the worst thing he could have said; autocrats the world over have obsessed over Gadaffi's horrible death since it happened in 2011.
- And Now: Local News Gets A Little Too British For The Royal Wedding ("Hello gov'ner." "Cheerio!" "Hallo hallo!" "Tally-ho." "A spot of tea?" etc.)
- Main Story: Rehab, a 35 billion dollar industry. Federal law requires health insurance to pay for some of it, but there are no federal standards for what "Rehab" means, leading to a situation ripe for abuse by unscrupulous people.
- And Now: Just Look At This Bunch of Royal Wedding Shit.
Underground: Auld Acquaintance Season 2, Ep 8
Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond. Christmas is saved, and another is ruined.
Elementary: How the Sausage Is Made Season 5, Ep 8
Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Also, Sherlock and Joan discover a man's death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry. [more inside]
Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chair to take retribution against a late night TV show host, and an island that takes people it doesn't want to deal with and ships them away.
In New York City, a man's (Michael Fassbender) carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister (Carey Mulligan) arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. Directed by Steve McQueen.
Elementary: End of Watch Season 3, Ep 8
Sherlock, Kitty, and Joan investigate the murder of a Highway Patrol officer, whose sidearm has been replaced with an airsoft gun, and uncover a connection to a wanted arms dealer. Meanwhile, Sherlock deals with a fellow recovering addict who is blogging comments Sherlock makes at his group meetings.
Constantine: A Feast of Friends Season 1, Ep 4
An old friend from John's past, Gary Lester, shows up, bringing his addictions and a dark force with him. John must clean up the problem, while Zed tries to learn more about John through Gary. [more inside]