After building a small fortune, Synanon’s megalomaniac leader turns the revolutionary rehab into a violent cult.
Reveal’s American Rehab exposes how a treatment for drug addiction has turned tens of thousands of people into an unpaid shadow workforce.
Penny Rawlings is relieved to finally get her brother into rehab at a place called Cenikor. She doesn’t realize that getting him out of treatment is going to be the bigger problem.
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“Cenikor has turned patients struggling with addiction into a pool of unpaid, forced labor,” according to one of the suits.
“I can’t fathom this being legitimate,” one former Labor Department investigator says of a drug rehab’s work program.
A Reveal investigation showed that officials allowed the housing project in Richmond, California to be overrun with roaches, mice, squatters and mold.
Recovery Connections Community in North Carolina is one of many drug rehabs nationwide that put their clients to work in private businesses, and keep their wages.
Rehab entrepreneur Jennifer Warren continues to force her patients to work for free to fund her lavish lifestyle.
Medicaid-funded caregivers in North Carolina must receive 80 hours of training and can’t have criminal convictions for drug trafficking.
A rogue drug rehab program in North Carolina is being investigated for food stamp fraud, the latest fallout in an ongoing Reveal investigation.