Investigation Exposes Dark Side of Loosely Regulated Rehab Industry

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Jackson, 27, who said he is addicted to prescription medication, lies passed out in a public library on March 14, 2016 in New London, CT. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

As drug use has ballooned over the last decade, so too has the demand for addiction treatment. But as Mother Jones reporter Julia Lurie reveals in a new investigation, unscrupulous rehab centers are proliferating in a loosely regulated industry. We'll talk to Lurie about the practices she uncovered, including the "Florida shuffle," in which centers woo recovering users with cash, free flights, and even drugs. We'll also hear about how to find a responsible rehabilitation center and we want to hear from you: If you have undergone treatment for drug addiction, how was your experience with the rehab industry?

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Guests:

Julia Lurie, reporter, Mother Jones

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