Recovery Road: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
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Air date: Jan 25, 2016

In the series premiere, Maddie is confronted by her guidance counselor about her hard-partying lifestyle and must choose between expulsion and moving into a sober-living facility.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2016

Maddie blows off her curfew to hang out with her friends who continue their hard-partying lifestyle and make fun of her sobriety; and Maddie and Rebecca's former friendship that led Rebecca to Springtime Meadows is revealed.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2016

Wes' ex-girlfriend calls him and begs for help, so he takes Maddie to see the dangers of addiction firsthand. Meanwhile, Charlotte wonders if she made the right choice by sending her daughter to Springtime Meadows; and Trish auditions for a reality show.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2016

Residents from an upscale rehab facility temporarily move into Springtime Meadows, including Vern's favorite actress who ends up not meeting his expectations. Elsewhere, Maddie's faced with temptation when she attends her boyfriend's birthday party that gets out of control.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2016

Maddie chooses Cynthia as her sponsor, leading to friction with Charlotte; and Wes and Maddie bond when they break his grandmother out of her nursing home for an afternoon. Meanwhile, Trish begins working at Margarita's restaurant; and Ellie and Nyla question what's going on with Maddie.

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Air date: Feb 29, 2016

Maddie's attempt to help Trish through a crisis backfires. Meanwhile, Wes struggles with a secret amidst chaos in the house; Cynthia bonds with Craig; Charlotte reaches out to Margarita to learn more about Maddie; and a disturbing truth is revealed.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2016

Maddie's greatest fear comes true when Ellie discovers she's in rehab. Meanwhile, Charlotte presses Wes for information on Maddie's progress; and Wes, Vern and Craig spend an afternoon together.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2016

Maddie and Charlotte attend an awkward party thrown by Rebecca's upper-class family and are horrified to see how they treat Rebecca for being in rehab. Meanwhile, Wes' ex-girlfriend shows up, claiming she's sober and bearing news of his brother; and Cynthia reconsiders her relationship with her fiancé.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2016

Maddie worries about Wes' sobriety after his attitude changes; Wes hears conflicting stories about his brother's recent behavior and doesn't know who to trust; and Trish becomes angry with Maddie's attempts to help. Meanwhile, Charlotte opens up about Maddie's addiction; and Vern's suspicious of Cynthia.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2016

In the Season 1 finale, Maddie reaches her 30th day in rehab, but she's distracted when the house loses another member; a painful truth about Charlotte and Nyla is revealed; Wes makes his brother's situation worse by trying to help; and Maddie and Wes reveal their feelings for one another.

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Critic Reviews for Recovery Road Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The show is earnest and well intentioned, as it shows us a young woman grappling with denial and working to get her life on track. It's not a cynical venture. But it does make happily-ever-after into a distinct possibility.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

If Recovery Road continues to progress on the trajectory it lays out in its first three installments, it may leave both teens and those in recovery feeling that, for once, a TV drama hasn't patronized them.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The premise here is very after-school special. Fortunately... Recovery Road avoids the overwrought trappings by dealing with addiction and recovery in a nuanced and compelling way.

Jan 25, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Recovery Road does a good job of capturing the complex web of both emotions and actions that are taken in the journey to sobriety suggested by the show title.

Jan 26, 2016 | Full Review…

With a complex heroine and snappy dialogue, Recovery Road manages to push past its hokey demeanor to become a solid drama capable of depicting addiction in an innovative manner.

Jan 22, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Teen-alcoholic redemption tales were 1970s afterschool special staples, but this wise, realistic drama is too smart to try to wrap up its main character's issues in a two-hour-with-commercials movie.

Jan 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Recovery Road: Season 1

  • Sep 14, 2016
    why cancel this show? It was great
  • Sep 04, 2016
    I love Recovery Road, this show rocks and it's one of the best new shows of all time. The actors and actresses are awesome including Jessica Sula who is amazing and talented pus she is my favorite.
  • Mar 29, 2016
    I just finished watching the season one finale and this is definitely one of my favourite shows now. Amazing characters and interesting dialogue. Hoping that this show gets renewed for a second season.
  • Mar 09, 2016
    Recovery road offers a real look at teen addiction in the United States. A lot of A.A. lingo and “recovery talk” is used to inform the audience about the process of recovery. The show serves up a fairly decent version of what addiction recovery can be like in all its idiosyncracies. Relapse. Denial. Living with crazy people. However, by showing the audience what is possible, it also offers a roadmap to living a new life. Most importantly, we hope Recovery Road can make the subject of addiction and addiction recovery more acceptable to teens, families, school teachers, peers... AND help lower the stigma that surrounds addiction. Good stuff!
  • Feb 14, 2016
    Saw the first episode. It sucked. Do not recommend
  • Feb 08, 2016
    Depressing premise, not sure worth anyone's time, and it is like a soap opera gone wrong.
  • Jan 28, 2016
    Wonderful show! Incredibly well done, entertaining while opening up a very relevant and important dialogue around the issue of the disease of addiction.
  • Jan 28, 2016
    Thoroughly enjoyed the program. Realistic, well acted, well written and most important- Relevant
  • Jan 28, 2016
    It has current relevance and it's important to depict the struggles of recovery for both the addicted and those who enable. The acting was honest and therefore believable. The occasional measure of sarcasm brought a levity into the right scenarios. Gene Ruth
  • Jan 27, 2016
    Excellent show, enjoyed it immensely. Well acted, well written and it deals with an important subject in a very realistic manner. The pairing with the Fosters is especially great since it also makes profound statement about issues relevant to young people today

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