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Movie: Her Smell

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success. [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on May 13, 2019 - 2 comments

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]
posted by numaner on Jul 24, 2018 - 1 comment

Podcast: Reply All: #121 Pain Funnel

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
posted by eotvos on May 21, 2018 - 10 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Rehab  Season 5, Ep 12

This week....
  • 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.
The Rehab segment is on YouTube. If you are suffering from addiction, instead of jumping right into a rehab clinic that may have a strong motive to take advantage of you, you could try The American Board of Preventative Medicine's search site for board-certified doctors, here. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 21, 2018 - 6 comments

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.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2017 - 1 comment

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]
posted by CMcG on Dec 4, 2016 - 10 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #554: Not It!

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.
posted by latkes on Apr 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Shame

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.
posted by hush on Jan 21, 2015 - 5 comments

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.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 20, 2014 - 17 comments

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]
posted by insert.witticism.here on Nov 14, 2014 - 17 comments

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