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Forrest Gump
"...sentimentality and harshness, darkness and light. They show assassinations, addiction, and Vietnam in all their violence and trauma, yet..."

July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

2nd International Festival of Short Films
"...in which a horse gambler can't give up his addiction; “Work Experience” by James Hendrie and starring British comedian..."

April 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Farewell My Concubine
"...three-way love story which includes jealousy, betrayal, miscarriage, drug addiction, loyalty and suicide. Yet, always, this romantic saga is..."

Dec. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Two by Pratibha Parmar: A Place of Rage, Khush
"...more inwardly and characterized by gnawing futility, massive drug addiction and defeatist resignation. This 52-minute film was made as..."

Feb. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Film Festival Review: Addict Named Hal
Austin-made addiction drama doesn't gloss over its pain
"...Named Hal is a solemn one. Set in an addiction recovery house, the Austin-made film follows a young woman,..."

Oct. 25, 2021 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

American Dreams by Maneikis
Rapper’s addiction ode saves souls
"...powerful visuals for “American Dreams,” a raw story of addiction through what he calls “the metaphor of love.” The..."

July 12, 2017 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Film Review: 'Animals'
Great chemistry and a solid screenplay make this one succeed
"...Animals humanizes the tragedy of addiction...."

March 10, 2014 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Like a NINJA
Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails, together again
"...a little perplexed. Nine Inch Nails playing before Jane's Addiction on every stop of the tour led to further..."

May 13, 2009 Music Post by Shelley Hiam

'He's a Great Writer!' 'A Great Souse!'
Why junkie movies are joyless
"...a discussion about being pro-writers’ block is with the anti-addiction argument. So… why do I hate junkie-writer movies so?..."

Oct. 13, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The New Evolution
Is technology providing the ladder to the next stage of human consciousness?
"...any compulsive, pathological behavior (you might ask yourself) imply addiction?..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...THE ADDICTIOND: Abel Ferrara; with Lili Taylor, Annabella Sciorra, Christopher Walken,..."

Nov. 17, 1995 News Feature

CLEAN Cause Supports Sober Living Through Sparkling Tea Sales
This local brand keeps Austin hydrated and caffeinated while supporting those in recovery
"...vocal – about the realities of substance abuse and addiction, more nonalcoholic options are appearing in bars, restaurants, and..."

Dec. 31, 2021 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Running to Stay Sober in Woke the Monster
Austin filmmaker Andrew Shebay on addiction and virtual fests
"...as a way to deal with his own heroin addiction...."

March 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Small Step
Texas Lege allows anyone to get a prescription for Naloxone
"...Virginia federal court to making misleading claims about the addiction potential of OxyContin, and is currently fighting a similar..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?
"...aren't really hardened criminals so much as people with addiction problems. "Possession is not an indication of an intent..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Faith Healers
A look inside the Teen Challenge faith-based drug treatment in Fort Worth suggests that there are problems with Christian drug rehab programs.
"...What I get from the sermon is that "drug addiction" -- as Adley repeats many times -- is not..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Cherry
The Russos pull the threads between addiction and PTSD
"...many cases, there's a direct line between PTSD and addiction. In American pop culture, PTSD is directly associated with..."

March 12, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Crisis
Opiate addiction drama is too obvious and scattershot
"...experience of the pain and loss associated with opiate addiction. Beautiful actors, though troubled by the murder and addiction..."

March 12, 2021 Movie Review by Shane Pfender

The Personal Stories Behind Ben Is Back
Writer/director Peter Hedges on family, alcoholism, and going home
"...Addiction is ubiquitous. Every family has a story, and novelist-turned-filmmaker..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell
It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life
"...must remember when it comes to the disease of addiction, the issue is not helping bad people become good,..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Methadonia
"By the time someone has gone from heroin to speedballs, methadone, and prescription drugs, the magic is over. The fantasy now is what other people might call a routine day."
"...recovering drug addicts at the New York Center for Addiction Treatment Services, and it's easy to imagine the fantasy..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Screens Review by Sofia Resnick

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...Temple Pilots were openers and Steve Earle and Jane's Addiction played back-to-back shows the very same night. The game..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

Rebooting Kitchen Culture With a Novel Concept: Sober Living
Food industry support groups encourage healthier lifestyles for restaurant workers
"...of the restaurant industry's seedy underbelly – exposed the addiction issues found in many kitchens, his death revealed even..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Walk-In Walk-Out
County commissioners change course on substance abuse treatment funding
"...facility, lengthy treatment wait times, and decreasing investment in addiction efforts. But the way the county handled the decision..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Round RockAddiction Is Not a Lifestyle?To the editor,..."

May 6, 2005 Column

how to stop time: heroin from A to Z
"...dictionary of terms -- a Fodor's Guide to heroin addiction. Taking off full throttle from her observation that "rules..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Books Review by Karl Monger

Austin Filmmaker Puts Personal Experience Into Rehab Drama
Lane Michael Stanley's Addict Named Hal shows the long road of 12 steps
"...the sudden death of their fiancé in 2016, an addiction that sent them to a recovery house. Stanley's focused..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Four Good Days
Bland rehab drama is more wasted than its characters
"...every mark of convention with a clockwork precision, the addiction/recovery family drama Four Good Days resembles nothing so much..."

April 30, 2021 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

NA Still Here
"...story [“Coronavirus and the Threat to Those Recovering From Addiction,” Cover Story, May 15]. The Narcotics Anonymous fellowship has..."

May 18, 2020 Postmarks

Homestead Exemption Puts Sobriety Center at Risk
City Council will weigh the cost of sobriety
"...criminal justice activity is fueled by alcohol and substance addiction."..."

July 22, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

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