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Aug 08, 2008, 09:16AM

Top 10 Drug Movies According To An Addict

Who better to recommend drug movies than someone who actually uses the stuff? Here's a breakdown from someone trying to avoid a breakdown, written to get through a craving.

Am I a drug addict? Yes I am, although I haven’t used in nearly 5 days. That’s actually an achievement for me. They say you need to take your mind off of the drugs, off of using, stop hanging out with the same people, pick up a new hobby…all of those things sound like great ideas, but I don’t have the energy or the will to even move out of my bedroom. Withdrawal from heroin is not a fun experience and even getting to the point I’m at now wasn’t easy. I was just watching one of my favorite movies - “Gridlock’d” starring Tupac Shakur – watching someone inject dope (even if it’s not real) makes me think about calling my dealer. Instead, I decided I would start writing until the craving passes… at least until next time. I find myself watching movies about drugs, drug dealers, drug addicts…there must be a reason why these are all my favorite movies. So, I decided to make a list of the top ten drug movies of all time – this list has the official stamp of approval from a certified drug addict!

1) “Scarface”
Comments: A true look into the life of a coke addict. I can definitely relate.

2) “Requiem For a Dream”
Comments: Any drug addict can definitely relate to this movie.

3) “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”
Comments: It takes a while to get it..but definitely right on.

4) “Blow”
Comments: The “bad” guy is actually a very likeable character; this movie shows you the good and the bad side of drugs.

  • I think it's hard to compare movies like Scarface and Blow with Trainspotting and Requiem. The first two are excellent depictions of the business side as the latter are for the personal side. I'd put Requiem at the top simply for the psychological effect it has on me each time I watch it.

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