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Recovery Boys (2018)

In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys, from Academy Award nominated director... See full summary »
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In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober 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 and the external hurdles of an unforgiving society. Written by Netflix

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Well done but a bit simplistic as a solution for recovery.
19 July 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Hard drugs are just as easy to find as candy so prevention and warnings should be the major point of focus of governments and not imprisonment like it's mostly the case. Because in prison you still can get as much drugs as you want, but you also meet the wrong people and so prison can not be the solution for addicts because addiction is just an illness, an illness that can be cured. Recovery Boys is well done as a documentary but in my eyes a bit too soft to show awareness to young people. It's all nice to show there are places you can go to get help, but it would have been better if they showed the negative effects that happen to your body, the cold turkey, the sickness and diarrhea, the lying and thieving, in short the ugly things. Showing people praying to a God for help and a cure is just a bit too simplistic and typically American. First of all there is no God so just cut that crap, religion is from the ancient time when most of the people had no education and were very gullible. In a modern society, and certainly in those rehabilitation centers you shouldn't talk about a God to solve your addiction problem, that's just insane and it will never work. But the documentary is well done, I'll give you that, and hopeful for some, even though my experience with heroin addicts is that most of the times it's a lost cause, but luckily not for all of them. The life of a junkie is just based on lies and thieving, doing anything they can to get their next fix, and that should have been shown as well in my opinion. So all in all I'm not convinced this documentary would scare any youngster of taking drugs, and to me that should be the focal point of any documentary about hard drugs.


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29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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