"This is a rare morsel of inside knowledge, from one who knows, about a topic that runs like an underground theme through many films, as through Hollywood life, but only recently has become a subject of public acknowledgment and concern."
New York Times Best-Selling Author
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
The Myth of Normal
What an amazing idea for a book."
Oscar-Winning Writer, Director & Actor
A Hollywood insider who watched 100 movies in 100 days to beat his alcohol addiction leads you on an eye-opening, entertaining, inspirational, and frequently hilarious behind-the-scenes exploration of the best (and worst) movies ever made about addiction and recovery, and what they can teach us about living a happier, healthier, more balanced life.
PRAISE for ADDICTED IN FILM
Perkins has produced a literary work that is a wonderful melange of intriguing movie plots, personal vignettes, and a fun collection of Inside Hollywood revelations. It is an engrossing read and an encyclopedic review of alcohol and substance abuse issues that are important to discuss. I will be binge-watching most of these films!
Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP; Harvard Medical School Faculty (Ret.)
Co-Founder of SMART Recovery
Here is an excellent, moving book on addiction recovery to read and share. Ted Perkins uses stories in movies about addictions as a vehicle to understand the complexities, heartbreak, and horror of addictions while leading us to real hope of radical transformation. His own life story is a dramatic example of recovery and its redemptive power.
President of the American Humanist Association (Ret.)
This book is a must-have if you or anyone you know has been touched by addictive problems. It's filled with enlightening stories about powerful films that could become a turning point for people.
Dr. Tom Horvath
Co-Founder SMART Recovery
Author "Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate"
Read Dr. Horvath's Review of the Book
Ted Perkins is a person for whom films have deep personal meanings. Ted also has deep feelings about addiction. In his marvelous book, he combines these meaningful parts of his life for the benefit of those who seek meaning in their own lives, whether addicted themselves or not.
Stanton Peele, Ph.D
Bestselling Author "Love and Addiction" / "Outgrowing Addiction"
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