Here is a fact to ponder:
Each day 1400 Americans die from alcohol and drug addiction. That includes alcohol, illegal drugs, misuse of prescription drugs and does not include addictions to food, gambling and sex which also have significant death/suicide rates.
The sinking of the grand ship Titanic resulted in 1500 deaths.
It is as if the Titanic sinks every day, over and over again.
Maybe we just haven't had the right movie yet to make us care about all of those lives lost to addiction.