Are we getting better or worse at dealing with issues of substance abuse? In the past few decades years drugs have been a hot-button issue in politics. There's also the more prevalent attitude now that alcoholism is a legitimate problem that takes real, professional help. These things seem to be positive indicators of how our nation, and the world is moving forward in terms of dealing with substance abuse. On the other hand, movies and tv shows tend to portray substance abuse as glamorous or interesting. Cool, brooding heroes or fun, carefree characters tend to do drugs constantly on screen and some could argue that it's only glamorizing the world of substance abuse and more likely to make bad decisions in the future. What are your thoughts?