Recovery Boys

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Recovery Boys
Directed byElaine McMillion Sheldon
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) (Hot Docs)
  • June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) (Netflix)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Recovery Boys is a 2018 documentary film directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon. It revolves around four men as they try to reinvent their lives at Jacob's Ladder at Brookside Farm after years of drug abuse.[1][2]

The film was released by Netflix on June 29, 2018.[3]


Recovery Boys follows four residents (Jeff, Rush, Adam, and Ryan) during their time at Jacob's Ladder at Brookside Farm. Jacob's Ladder is a long-term residential recovery program for men, situated in a private farming community. The documentary shows the realities of addiction for both the men struggling with addiction and of their relatives.[4]


It was released on June 29, 2018 on Netflix streaming.[5]


  1. ^ "Recovery Boys: the documentary on what happens after opioid addiction". The Guardian. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Recovery Boys Movie Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "'Recovery Boys' and Five Other Netflix Documentaries That Shine a Light on Social Issues". Indie Wire. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Recovery Boys 2018". Letterboxd. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Recovery Boys. Netflix.

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