Addiction Treatment: Inside the gold rush

Number 27407
Subject Addiction
Source Palm Beach Post
Year 2015
Publication Date Aug. 2, Sept.6, Oct. 17, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Dec. 31, 2015
Summary Flying beneath the radar, Palm Beach County’s thriving addiction treatment industry, one of the nation’s largest, is exploiting vulnerable addicts seeking help, gouging insurers and families and engaging in fraud, all in pursuit of outlandish profits from simple drug screen tests. The Palm Beach Post exposed industry practices as an FBI task force secretly gathered evidence toward indictments still not issued as of January 2016. The Post exposed out-of-control sober home operators Ken Bailynson and Kenny Chatman and gave the community its first look deep into the industry’s sordid underbelly.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Keywords Addiction; rehab; rehabilitation; drug; drug screen tests; addiction treatment industry
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