An intimate, four-part documentary series, 16 and Recovering follows the triumphs and challenges of students attending a Recovery High School in Boston. With unprecedented access over the course of a school year, the series follows the lives of students on the challenging road to graduation who must also battle substance use and mental health disorders along the way.
When these students graduate, they leave behind the support system that keeps them alive every day. Emily is determined to graduate but discovers an unexpected roadblock. John faces a dangerous relapse and Abbie decides between rehab or graduation.