Drug Rehab Motion Picture Motivation: Smashed
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 Smashed is a drama film that can be potentially moving for those who struggle with drug addiction. Here’s a quick synopsis of the movie:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Kate, an elementary school teacher with a full life — she’s enthusiastic in front of a classroom and even more energetic in her nightlife, which consists mainly of drinking at neighborhood bars with husband Charlie (Aaron Paul) and his buddies. Kate also isn’t averse to nips at other times — swigging a beer in the shower, sipping from a flask as she drives to work.
But after a series of marathon drinking sessions leads to her waking up in strange places, such as near the dried-up banks of the L.A. River (the Southland-set film makes ample use of Eastside Los Angeles locations) Kate decides to get sober. She takes the advice of a colleague (Nick Offerman) who brings her to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where she meets a sponsor, the wise but darkly comic Jenny (Octavia Spencer). Her new-found sobriety, however, drives a wedge between Kate and Charlie, who hasn’t given up booze. Smashed premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 so be on the look for its release.
There are a few lessons that can be learned after watching a movie like Smashed—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 drug addiction, especially in heavily populated areas like New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ), where the stresses in life and access to alcohol and drugs 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 a drug addict 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). Our extended-care luxury transitional rehab is located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA), just minutes from Elmira/Corning New York (NY) Regional airport or by car from Philadelphia, driving time is 4 hours. Our New York (NY) City outpatient office provides a regional presence for alumni and referral sources. If you can find motivation to control your addiction from a film like Smashed, then the treatment team at Seabrook House can help complete your recovery process!