Residential Alcohol Rehab

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From Rehab to a Body Bag | Dying for Treatment: VICE Reports (Full Length), In the United States, more people between the ages of 25 and 64 die of complications from drugs than car crashes. According to a 2009 study published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 23.5 million people in this country over the age of 12 need treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, and only 2.6 million of these afflicted individuals actually receive it. In response, drug and alcohol rehab has blossomed in the past three decades into a billion industry with nearly 15,000 facilities across the country. Although non-hospital residential treatment serves only about 10 percent of those in recovery in the US, the exorbitant cost of such care–as high as ,000 a month–has made it extremely lucrative. And thanks to popular TV shows like Celebrity Rehab, which have installed the luxurious rehabilitation center in the popular consciousness, the national enrollment figures keep growing.

VICE editor Wilbert L. Cooper traveled to Southern California, the region with the highest concentration of these high-end rehab clinics, to explore the peculiar and troubling side of the for-profit addiction treatment industry.

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19 Replies to “Residential Alcohol Rehab”

  1. rehabs are a joke. i was an addict for 6 or 7 years on h and the only thing that helped me was when i found a good therapist and having a good support system thanks to my mom. the therapy was not some group bs, it was one on one and helped me actually open up and figure out what my triggers were. im happy to say im 4 or 5 years sober probably more but i dont like to keep count cause ive moved on and feel keeping track just keeps that fuckin monkey on your back. i still battle with it but ive come to realize how terrible addiction is and how it can destroy families, just having someone you can talk to is a huge help ask any addict thats been to rehab they get out with more connections and end up relapsing rehab is a scam, i think. i know there is cases where people actually get sober but i bet the numbers are really low

  2. wait wtf, is this a comedy? is this the onion now? you dont need to be a genius to understand the guy at the begging is so full of shit, he is not even trying to be normal

  3. There is no longer a war on drugs.  There is now a war for drugs.  Could you imagine if people had to kick the old fashion way.  All these bull shit 35K a month so call rehabs would dry up and die.

  4. What a god dam joke. $73000 a month for a rehab run by a coke head? I have a couple coke head buddies, and if you try to tell me the owner of cliffsides not a user, you're an idiot. Fucking pathetic!

  5. In the uk this would cost about £1500/£2000 a month tops with medical doctors on hand 24/7 – this costs how f**king much – its just a rip off and this doctors a fraud and fake as it gets , terrible for a recovery plan

  6. That Cliffside Malibu guy is so CREEPY. Dark glasses, twitchy movements and whole lotta NOPE. If he is clean and sober then I want no part of it. Ew.

  7. god bless the celebs going to the first guys poor excuse of a rehab center it's more of a rest bite hospital, Dr Drew is bang on here

  8. Also, after reading the book "Sick City" by Tony O'Neil I can't stop laughing everytime I see Dr. Drew.. Anybody that's read the book will get what I mean..

  9. Psych care in Florida is horrible. I have depression and PTSD. In inpatient you sit waste away color two groups a day in PHP you get more smoke breaks over groups that frown upon talking about the deep issues. Then IOP you dig deep into the truama and real issues it is ass backwards causes people to regress most patients at the main psych hospital have been in and out over ten plus times one on one therapy doesn't exsist and is hard to get. After care at Salus care you see a psych over skype so not personal no human factor. It is a horrible system that sets people up for failure it is heartbreaking.

  10. This guy basically switched from manipulating people in the streets, to manipulating people into spending a mint on a stupid 30/90 day rehab. This is so fucked up its making me mad.

  11. Its just another racket for real. I love capitalism but it has so many fucked up flaws and loop holes just like the justice system

  12. YO VICE, you want a good story about failing rehabs. You should check out Narconon! It's run by the Church of Scientology. I was forced to go to one of their "centers" and couldn't believe what I seen and was forced to participate in. They didn't have any nurses, just a bunch of fugitives working their so they don't end up in prison. Some of these people had warrants for serious crimes (armed robbery, attempt murder, assault with a deadly weapon etc) Yet they are the ones in charge of treating the most vulnerable and fragile people, when they needed serious help themselves. If you do a google search you will find out how terrible Narconon is!

    For someone who has been on and off H for a decade, among doing other drugs even before the decade of hardcore opiate abuse I know how hard sobriety is. No rehab has a 100% guarantee, just remember no matter what kind of treatment you go to, you wont reach sobriety if you don't want it. Sobriety comes from the heart and mind before any type of treatment!

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