I don't think it's so much "educating" versus "reminding" - for me.
Reading memoirs and watching alcoholic/recovery related films IS part of my recovery. They serve as vivid reminders of where I don't want to be - how I don't want to feel
There's an SR thread listing books and films, each.
I've enjoyed: Flight, When A Man Loves a Woman, Saving Mr Banks, Leaving Las Vegas, Smashed....to name a few movies.
Drinking: A Love Story, Dry, and Parched....to name only a few books.
Best of Luck!