Nov. 24, 2023 – “We go on a cycle of like traveling from place, to place, to place, to place until I had gone to like at least 24 facilities,” she said. Jaynes had unknowingly become a pawn in a billion-dollar industry accused of making money off addiction.

In Florida, it’s coined the nickname, “The Florida Shuffle.”

Brokers lure drug addicts to certain treatment centers, which then give those brokers kickbacks from insurance payments.

There are close to 1,500 drug treatment centers in the U.S. with more than 1.6 million clients. 

Florida has hundreds of those rehab facilities, earning it the name, “The Recovery Capital.”

The “shuffle,” is fueled in part by federal laws requiring insurance providers to cover addiction care.

In recent years, the state of Florida has worked to change its perception. The Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) was founded in 2011 and aims to make sure treatment centers are up to par.