Drug Rehab Motion Picture Motivation: 28 Days
For those that struggle with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or any other compulsion, motivation to get clean can come in many forms–and seeing a movie that can be relatable to an addict’s life can be the right motivation to kick-start a successful recovery. Though some people think that movies can often be a bit fabricated, their messages can be very powerful and convincing. The movie 28 Days starring Sandra Bullock is a drama film that can be potentially moving for those who struggle with alcoholism. Here’s a quick synopsis of the movie:
Gwen Cummings (Bullock) borrows the limo at her sister’s wedding after ruining the reception with her drunken antics. She crashes the limo while she is on her cell phone trying to find a cake to replace the one she destroyed. She is given a choice between jail or 28 days in a rehab center. She chooses rehab. However, she is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, refusing to admit that she is an alcoholic. After getting to know some of the other patients, Gwen gradually begins to re-examine her life and see that she does, in fact, have a serious problem. Her sincere desire to get well complicates her relationship with long-time, live-in boyfriend Jasper. She befriends Andrea, a 17-year-old recovering heroin addict who occasionally harms herself. All of the other patients help her see herself in a different light while she tries to get sober and come to terms with her alcoholism. The path to recovery will not be easy and success will not be guaranteed or even likely, but she is now willing to give it a try.
There are a few lessons that can be learned after watching a movie like 28 days–most importantly being that for an addict to actually come to the realization that they have a problem is the key towards a successful recovery. It’s unfortunately very common for people to fall into alcoholism, especially in heavily populated areas like New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ), where the stresses in life and access to bars and alcohol is elevated. But it’s extremely important to first become conscious of the problem, and then find that burning motivation to change your ways. It can be very difficult for an alcoholic to accomplish these things on their own, so that’s where Seabrook House can help. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient addiction rehab and alcoholism detoxification treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. Seabrook operates three facilities in the northeast. Our main rehab facility is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), only a 90 minute drive from New York City (NYC). If you can find motivation to get control of your alcoholism from a film like 28 Days, then the professional treatment team at Seabrook House can help complete your recovery process!