Movies, as much as they’re entertaining, can also play a major role in addiction recovery. Films and movies tell us a lot about our humanity, and stories in films always follow a very familiar pattern – they’re all about transformation, a relatable theme for anyone in recovery.

In an engaging conversation with Duane, Ted Perkins shares his passion for using movies to promote addiction recovery. As the author of Addicted in Film: Movies We Love About the Habits We Hate, you can use Ted’s workbook to explore self-discovery questions while enjoying recovery-related movies. Ted is also the Founder/CEO of Recovery Movie Meet-Ups, where individuals in recovery can support each other. Having been in recovery himself, Ted is dedicated to helping others break the stigma of addiction and move forward, as we all overcome addiction, together.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How film and addiction are intertwined
  • Identifying with the movie characters 
  • Addiction as a subjective mental experience
  • How movies help in addiction recovery
  • Putting screenwriting and recovery together
  • Understanding the mental models of the future

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Supporting Resources:

Addicted in Film 

Recovery Movie Meet-Ups

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