The images we see on the screen are powerful, but more often what we see are pro-alcohol messages in the media – ‘funny’ memes, advertisements and people generally looking like they are having a wonderful time drinking. It can be really frustrating, especially if you want to turn on the TV to distract yourself from cravings. These films present a different side of alcohol use – and addiction as a whole. Some listed here are more focused on other drug use, but the message and the emotions behind them is recognisable for anyone struggling with addiction.  What is your favourite film? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram

6 Balloons (2018)
A Million Little Pieces Film
A Star is Born (2018)
Another Year (2010)
Beautiful Boy
Being Charlie (2016)
Ben is Back (2018)
Break Every Chain (2021)​
Crazy Heart (2009)
The Daughter 2015 film
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)​
Dont worry he wont get far on foot
Finding The Way Back
Judy (2019)
Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Mank Film
Once More (2014)
rachel getting married
Rocketman (2019)
Saving Mr Banks (2013)
The Spectacular Now (2013)
The Trials of Cate McCall
Time Out of Mind Film
When a man loves a woman