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She wanted addiction treatment. She ended up in the relapse capital of America.

She wanted addiction treatment. She ended up in the relapse capital of America.

Brianna Jaynes wanted help for her addiction to painkillers and heroin. She ended up trapped in a cycle that focused on running up big insurance bills and landing profitable kickbacks — not addressing her drug problem. In 2015, when Jaynes was 20, she started her rehab search by calling a number she found through Google.…
The Rehab Racket: Investigating the high cost of addiction care

The Rehab Racket: Investigating the high cost of addiction care

America is facing a harrowing opioid epidemic, one that kills thousands of people each year. But the rehab system that could help combat the crisis is failing. It is far too expensive for typical families and often provides addiction treatments that aren’t proven or actually have evidence against their use. “The problem in the industry…
Hunter Biden Opens Up About Struggles With Addiction

Hunter Biden Opens Up About Struggles With Addiction

The interview also details Biden's experience trying to get sober, attending various rehab clinics, and entering treatment programs multiple times. When Biden got a job at a Reserve unit at Naval Station Norfolk in 2013, he failed a urine drug test that showed he had done cocaine, and was discharged. In 2014 shortly after, he…
Scott Gottlieb’s last word as FDA chief: Juul drove a youth addiction crisis

Scott Gottlieb’s last word as FDA chief: Juul drove a youth addiction crisis

It’s not that often that you hear a top Trump official unabashedly blaming a US company for a health crisis. But that’s exactly what FDA chief Scott Gottlieb did Tuesday in an interview during his final week in office. “The dramatic spike of youth [vaping] — that was driven in part at the very least…

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