Recovery Boys is an intimate exploration of four men’s journeys, from rehab to re-entry, as they attempt to get and stay clean in rural America. Rather than prescribing solutions or providing oversimplified answers to the complex opioid epidemic, I sought to provide a raw and verité experience that reveals the internal roots of pain, and shines light on the external hurdles of an unforgiving society. It’s a depiction that is both honest and loving - something that as a native of West Virginia I believe we need right now," says Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin(e)) about her new film, premiering on Netflix June 29. 

Blueshift worked with Elaine and her team to create an FAQ and Screening Field Guide for families and communities to use as they watch Recovery Boys.