ABC Family Orders Addiction Drama ‘Recovery Road’ to Series

Series centers around a teenager grappling with substance abuse

ABC Family is heading to “Recovery Road” for its latest series.

The network has given a series order to the scripted drama “Recovery Road,” based on the young adult novel by Blake Nelson, which focuses on Maddie, a teenager dealing with addiction.

Although she has a reputation as a party girl, Maddie 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 rehab facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.

“ABC Family is best known for its ground-breaking original series and ‘Recovery Road’ is right in our wheelhouse,” ABC Family’s executive vice president, programming and development Karey Burke said of the drama. “This series will explore relevant social issues for our audience and shine a light on addiction. It’s a powerful addition to our line up and the strong, authentic characters are sure to resonate with our audience.”

The order for “Recovery Road” follows ABC Family’s pickup of the docuseries “My Transparent Life.”

Bert V. Royal (“Easy A”) and Karen DiConcetto (“Ruby & The Rockits”) wrote the pilot for the series, and will executive produce alongside Craig Piligian (“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) and Beth Miller (“Revenge of the Bridesmaids”) from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle von Zerneck (“Left to Die”).

The cast for “Recovery Road” will be announced at a later date.