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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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29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Chłopaki na odwyku See more »

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West Virginia, USA

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Unrealistic
15 May 2019 | by mingsphinxSee all my reviews

The underlying message is that if more addicts got the 'treatment' they needed, America's opioid crisis can be solved. The facility at Jacob's Ladder is so nice it could probably succeed as a bed and breakfast. The documentary does not delve into the cost of the program at all, but it is clearly not cheap to have nice rooms and employ support staff to help people who have multiple felony convictions. The flip side of providing a place like Jacob's Ladder to addicts is that resources are diverted from other vulnerable people. Is that fair? Is that right?

Watch this documentary to understand why America's opioid crisis will never be resolved. The filmmaker wants to be hopeful but refuses to be realistic. She wants us to hate the addiction but love the addict at any cost. The result is destruction for everyone as whole communities become slaves to the Mexican drug cartels.


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