Addiction Is A Chronic Disease Essay

1105 Words Apr 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Addiction is a chronic disease that impairs ones behavior and life responsibilities. It can be pleasurable to oneself, but harmful at the same time. Addiction involves substances and activities such as alcohol, cocaine, gambling, etc. and it becomes very compulsive.

Twenty-five percent of all alcoholics are women. Gwyneth Paltrow plays the character of Kelly Canter who suffers from alcoholism in the movie, “Country Strong.” She demonstrated the struggle one goes through when being an addict. Kelly Canter was a famous country singer who was making a come back after being washed up and being an alcoholic. Women are different to men because their disease appears later, while their progress is quicker, which is what Kelly Canter shows in the film.

Kelly Canter starts by singing with the man she is currently having an affair with Beau. The audience learns that she is currently in Rehab, allowing the audience to have hope for this country star. However, her husband James took her out of rehab to restore her image.

One, who suffers from alcoholism, never truly becomes cured. It is known from Alcoholic Anonymous that one should be in Rehab or go to AA for 90days, or 3 months. It is stated that people who typically do not stay for this long has a higher chance of relapsing.

Kelly’s life from the beginning is portrayed as hectic. We continue to see that she then would agree on touring if Beau could open for her. However, her husband seemed to manage her career and found someone…

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