Documentary

Recovery Boys

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

“Recovery Boys” is an intimate and powerful documentary that follows four men on their journey to overcome addiction. Set against the backdrop of America’s opioid epidemic, the film provides a raw and unfiltered look at their struggles, resilience, and brotherhood. These men, each battling addiction to opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers, find hope and healing at Jacob’s Ladder, a long-term residential recovery program in West Virginia. As they grapple with emotions, family dynamics, and the challenges of reentering society sober, “Recovery Boys” challenges stereotypes and emphasizes the importance of compassion and understanding in the recovery process.

Recovery Boys