This DVD is only FOUR episodes from the first season. First I must say, I love the show... but I am so disappointed in this release. All the great drama, all the struggling and the good and bad of addiction are lost. This is a "money maker" release. I am sure that A&E will soon see the errors of their ways, and release the entire season.
There are Thirteen episodes in the first season. This release is a very sad attempt to show the episodes they (A&E) think are a successes... and a poor attempt to get your money. The episodes that are NOT on this DVD are the ones that truly help (us) "the addicts".
This review and my only true hope is that this excellent channel will soon get it right and release all the episodes, in a season, as was aired. There is so much more to this show than these... measly FOUR... episodes allow you to see. The true struggles, failures and success, are only briefly glimpsed in this release.
The show is great! So... I will wait!!! for A&E to come to their senses and release season one - in it's entirety! There is a reason you can buy this DVD used... the emotion is lost. FOUR out of 13 episodes. This is a sad day for people of addiction.