MTV will be premiering a four part docu-series called 16 and Recovering on September 1st in honor of National Recovery Month. The show will takes place at Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, MA. MTV describes the show as “a brutally honest wake-up call in the tradition of 16 and Pregnant, which helped reduce teen pregnancy to record lows (National Bureau of Economic Research)’.
Northshore Recovery High School is a public school where teens work to recover from drug addictions while earning their diplomas. The school was founded in order to create a safe and supportive community while placing a high value on education and accountability.
MTV states that “audiences will follow students and families’ paths to recovery as they are guided by faculty members who have gone through their own experiences with addiction, including the heartbreaking loss of life and hopeful early signs of recovery. Further, the students’ experiences provide a window into the complexities of treatment, including healthcare coverage and financial barriers, plus the difficulties of navigating the judicial system”.
Be sure to watch 16 and Recovering, premiering on Tuesday, September 1 at 9/8c. Stay tuned for more #NationalRecoveryMonth updates from Makin’ It Happen.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substances, you are not alone and help is available. For treatment options and other resources, call 211.