American Relapse

2019

American Relapse

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A journalistic documentary project about a ripped-from-the-headlines issue and the underground industry that has spring up around it. American Relapse follows two recovering addicts, Allie and Frank, who devote their lives to helping addicts find the right path to recovery. Rescuing addicts from the streets and helping them avoid corrupt treatment is a day-to-day crusade.

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Critic Reviews for American Relapse

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

  • Lacking in some respects but an eye-opener for those who've never dealt with this world, the doc is more involving thanks to its narrow scope, even if that tight focus leaves us with unanswered questions.

    Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [A] gripping look at the thorny intersection of heroin addiction and its treatment in Delray Beach, Fla. ("Rehab Capital of America"), proves as revealing and involving as it does reflective and heartbreaking.

    Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Captures the recurring nightmare of substance abuse, which makes enduring the unthinkable (homelessness, prostitution, crime, death) an inevitable facet of one's day-to-day.

    Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    Variety
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  • Illuminating, heartbreaking and alarming.

    Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10
  • Pat McGee and Adam Linkehelt's tough but highly watchable documentary follows the story of two former addicts who are now trying to make a difference by helping others get off of drugs.

    Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Eye-opening and damning.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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