We live in a perfect storm that invites addiction in and then nourishes it. We must now realize that addiction is among the most serious and costly diseases we face. And in order to change, we are actually going to have to change the way we understand it, the way we relate to those who have it and the ways we treat it.
I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.
Play it again, Woody, and he does. One more Woody-depicting-Woody script with a little different plot than Upper West Side Manhattan. A College philosophy professor loaded with controversial reputation, enormous existential dread, an alcohol problem, arrives at a small liberal arts college near Providence (not Amherst), takes up with a student.