After building a small fortune, Synanon’s megalomaniac leader turns the revolutionary rehab into a violent cult.
At 300 rehabs across the country, the main form of addiction treatment is work. And the participants rarely get paid.
Despite deadly injuries and multiple investigations into illegal labor practices, work-based rehabs are an American growth industry.
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.
Reveal exposes how a treatment for drug addiction has turned tens of thousands of people into an unpaid, shadow workforce.
Amid the opioid crisis, we uncover a type of rehab that flourishes by turning thousands of people desperate for treatment into an unpaid labor force.
The decision has far reaching implications and could force the federal government to release tens of thousands of workplace injury reports.
An urgent battle is playing out between the U.S. government and immigration lawyers over detained children as COVID-19 sweeps across the country.
A top Arkansas senator used unpaid rehab workers at his plastics factory. Now, participants have been awarded more than $1.1 million in back wages.