Cinematherapy, also known as cinematherapy or movie therapy, has been used in the treatment of addiction, mental health disorders, and other personal issues for decades. Movies provide a way for patients to express their thoughts and discuss their feelings in a safe and comfortable way.

For cinema therapy to add value to a treatment program, however, the films used must be selected with care, taking into consideration the precise needs and concerns of the specific client. There are a lot of options to choose from, so selecting the right ones can be tricky. For example, any of the following films could be an appropriate choice for the treatment of substance addiction:

  • 28 Days
  • A Thousand Acres
  • Blow
  • Bar Fly
  • Clean and Sober
  • Courage Under Fire
  • Crazy Heart
  • Day of Wine and Roses
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Flight
  • Ironweed
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Leaving Los Vegas
  • My Name is Bill W.
  • Not My Kid
  • Panic in Needle Park
  • Postcards from the Edge
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Sara T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic
  • Under the Influence
  • When a Man Loves a Woman

The supervised detoxification and residential treatment program at the Asana Recovery Center includes a variety of different therapy options for those struggling with a substance addiction. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our inspiring facilities and find out whether our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be right for you.