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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Amelie (2001)

Amélie (Audrey Tautou) plays a lonely waitress who tries to make everyone's lives better, and eventually finds her own happiness.
Posted: 02/07/2008 10:42 AM EST more »


Billy Elliot (2000)

Billy (Jamie Bell) is a young boy who wants nothing more than to dance. Watch as he fights to make his dream of dancing a happy reality.
Posted: 02/07/2008 10:33 AM EST more »


Ferris Bueller's Day Off Bueller (1986)

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) skips school for a day to take part in life's pleasures, such as a parade through Chicago, an expensive lunch and taking in some art.  
Posted: 02/07/2008 10:45 AM EST more »


Life Is Beautiful (1998)

In this Oscar-winning role, Roberto Benigni plays Guido, a Jewish man who uses humor to protect his son in a concentration camp during World War II.  
Posted: 02/07/2008 10:40 AM EST more »


Mermaids (1990)

A single mom (Cher) packs up her children (Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci) and moves them to Massachusettes where she is free to pursue happiness in her life, and she teaches her daughters to live the same.  
Posted: 02/07/2008 10:30 AM EST more »


Ratatouille (2007)

Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is a French rat with a knack for cooking. He makes his way to Paris, where he becomes the secret  advisor to a bumbling cook at a top restaurant.  
Posted: 02/07/2008 10:47 AM EST more »


The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Will Smith takes on the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who receives a chance to become a stockbroker to raise his young son.  
Posted: 01/17/2008 07:58 PM EST more »