Academy Award nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (“Heroin(e)”) is returning to Netflix later this month with her new documentary “Recovery Boys”. The new show, available on 29th June, is set amid the opioid epidemic and follows four men, Ryan, Adam, Jeff and Rush, as they battle to overcome their addiction in an honest account of their recovery process.
In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys, from Academy Award nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin(e)), is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction and lays bare the internal conflict of recovery. In an effort to break the cycle of generational addiction and trauma, the young men let go of painful pasts as they live in the present, and build a new community in a farming-based rehab. After rehab, they experience life’s trials and tribulations sober, but struggle to find their place and purpose in an often unforgiving society. In today’s world, where shocking statistics about the opioid crisis make headlines daily, Recovery Boys gives a deeply personal look into the unseen lives of those working toward transformation.