Anne T. Donahue at deathandtaxes writes about the importance of Mad Men‘s depiction of alcoholism:

After unscripted pitching, a complete disregard for the people around him, collapsing at home, and then a confession about his past in the midst of a Hershey’s pitch, he was asked to leave SC&P until he sorted things out. Now, we see the aftermath: his denial about his reality, his difficulty committing to sobriety, and exactly how much he’ll have to do to make up for years of power abuse and alcoholic-fueled decision making. All of which is important is important to see.