Treatment Industry Thrives on Drugs –
March 8, 2018 – The rehab field is highly fragmented, with thousands of small providers offering treatment that often isn’t grounded in science. Some lack medical professionals or licensed counselors, reflecting the field’s roots in 12-step sobriety principles rather than medicine. Yet rehab services often cost big money, which insurers don’t always cover. Parents and family members desperate to keep their loved ones from overdosing find themselves shelling out again and again through rounds of recovery and relapse. Federal data show that 22.5% of admissions for substance-abuse treatment involve someone who has already had one previous round of treatment.