Recovery Boys
2018

TV-MA·90 min·Documentaries
In a region ravaged by opioid abuse, four young men in a farming-based rehab forge a bond as they try to reinvent their lives after years of addiction.
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Added to Netflix:June 29, 2018
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Opioid abuse, specifically in the Appalachian region of the United States, has exploded over the last decade, destroying entire communities in a comparable fashion to the crack-cocaine epidemic of the '80s. Elaine McMillion Sheldon's Recovery Boys tells stories of four men at various stages of recovery, learning to parse out their emotional baggage at the Jacob's Ladder rehabilitation program. Sheldon steers away from the well-tread, poverty-stricken, trailer-park visions of rural addicts, instead focusing on working-class males – a demographic often forgotten or overlooked in the crisis. Recovery Boys only glazes over the root cause of opioid abuse, but the weight of the film is crushing all the same.

Kahron Spearman

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