The BEST episodes of Recovery Road

Every episode of Recovery Road ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Recovery Road!

Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, "Recovery Road" focuses on Maddie, a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn't think she has a problem, until she's confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.

Last Updated: 12/6/2022Network:Freeform
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(Be)Coming Clean
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8.25
36 votes

#1 - (Be)Coming Clean

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/28/2016

Maddie completes 30 days at Springtime Meadows, but she’s preoccupied with uncovering the reason someone else left the house. Maddie is hit with painful revelations about Charlotte and Nyla, leaving her world in a tailspin, made even worse by a devastating discovery. Wes tries to fix the sins of his brother, but ends up making a terrible situation worse. Cynthia is distraught after a recent confession does not have its intended effect, and leads to major life changes. Maddie and Wes come clean about their feelings for each other. And in a shocking development, someone suffers a relapse in their fight against addiction. Flashbacks highlight Cynthia’s decision to start a new sober life in California.

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Heaven Backwards
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8.08
24 votes

#2 - Heaven Backwards

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/29/2016

Maddie is at a loss with how to help when Trish faces a crisis. But Maddie’s good intentions may have a devastating effect on her roommate. Wes is struggling with a secret, which is compounded by the chaos happening in the house. Cynthia bonds with Craig, while Charlotte reaches out to Margarita for insight involving Maddie. And a disturbing truth comes to light at Springtime Meadows. Flashbacks highlight Wes’ frenetic childhood, which may have set him on his current path.

Directors: Chris Grismer
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Sick as Our Secrets
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8.07
27 votes

#3 - Sick as Our Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/7/2016

Ellie’s suspicions about Maddie’s recent behavior grow, leading her to discover where Maddie is now spending her time. Charlotte presses Wes for more information on Maddie’s progress, leading Wes to suggest that Charlotte might need some help herself. Several relationships take surprising turns, and Wes, Vern, and Craig spend an afternoon bonding. Flashbacks show how Maddie and Ellie came to be friends, and Ellie’s own tragic experiences with addiction.

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
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Your Side of the Street
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8.03
30 votes

#4 - Your Side of the Street

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/2016

Maddie is confused about Wes’s change in attitude and drags another housemate into her plan to find out what’s wrong. Wes doesn’t know who to trust when he gets conflicting accounts of his brother’s recent actions. Trish is furious with Maddie at her ill-advised attempts to help her. Meanwhile, Charlotte finally opens up about Maddie’s addiction, and Vern is suspicious of Cynthia’s odd behavior. And a house search at Springtime Meadows turns up some unexpected results. Flashbacks show how Rebecca finally committed to her recovery at Springtime Meadows.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
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Parties Without Borders
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7.93
29 votes

#5 - Parties Without Borders

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/15/2016

When the residents of an upscale rehab facility have to temporarily move into Springtime Meadows, Vern is elated that his favorite actress Olivia O’Brien is among them. But Olivia isn’t what Vern expected. Maddie is feeling left out of her high school life and decides her boyfriend Zach’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to reclaim her place. But when the celebration turns into a wild party, Maddie is faced with temptation to slip back into her old ways. Flashbacks highlight Vern’s addiction and Cynthia’s efforts to help her best friend get clean.

Directors: Joanna Kerns
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Surrender
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7.85
41 votes

#6 - Surrender

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/8/2016

Wes is thrown when he gets a distraught phone call from his ex-girlfriend Harper begging him to help her. Thinking this may be an opportunity for Maddie to finally realize the dangers of addiction, Cynthia suggests Wes and Craig take Maddie along to help get Harper back into rehab. But Maddie is not prepared for what she witnesses. Meanwhile, after visiting Springtime Meadows, Charlotte can’t help but wonder if she’s made the right choice sending her daughter there. And Trish auditions for a reality show, thinking fame might help her get her daughter back. Flashbacks show Wes and Harper’s descent into addiction.

Directors: Michael Schultz
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The Weaklings
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7.81
27 votes

#7 - The Weaklings

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/2016

While reluctantly attending a party thrown by Rebecca’s upper crust family, Maddie and Charlotte are horrified at Rebecca’s treatment by her family in regards to her recovery. Wes is thrown when his ex-girlfriend Harper returns and claims she’s now clean. He is further rocked when Harper drops a bombshell regarding his brother. In light of recent events, Cynthia is forced to re-examine her relationship with her fiancé. Flashbacks show how Charlotte realized her daughter had a problem with alcohol and decided to turn her in to Cynthia.

Directors: Andy Fickman
Writer: Nic Sheff
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The Art Of The Deal
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7.73
37 votes

#8 - The Art Of The Deal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/1/2016

Maddie blows off her Springtime Meadows curfew to hang out with her friends, but finds herself in an awkward position when she they run into Wes and Rebecca. Struggling to keep her double life a secret, Maddie is tempted when her friends continue their partying ways and make fun of Rebecca for her sobriety. Flashbacks reveal Maddie and Rebecca’s once close friendship, and how they started on the path that would lead Rebecca to Springtime Meadows.

Directors: Larry Shaw
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My Loose Thread
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7.63
27 votes

#9 - My Loose Thread

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/22/2016

On a whim, Maddie chooses Cynthia to be her sponsor leading to friction with Charlotte, who starts to resent Cynthia’s place in her daughter’s life. Maddie bonds with Wes when she asks him for ideas on how to spend her time now that she’s sober. Later, they have a good sober day when they break his grandmother out of her nursing home for an afternoon. In hopes of saving enough money to fight for custody of her daughter, Trish starts working at Margarita’s restaurant, but things do not go smoothly. Ellie and Nyla begin to question what has been going on with Maddie. Flashbacks show the depths of Trish’s addiction to meth, and her troubled childhood.

Directors: David Paymer
Writer: Nic Sheff
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Blackout
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7.47
53 votes

#10 - Blackout

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/25/2016

When her high school guidance counselor confronts Maddie about the severity of the situation, Maddie can't see the problem with her hard-partying ways. Forced to face facts, Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility at night. She's determined to keep it all a secret from her peers as she continues her regular high school routine by day.

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