“It was a slave camp. I can’t believe the court sent me there.”
“It’s like slavery,” said one rehab participant, “like we were on the plantation.”
For more than a year, we have been investigating drug and alcohol rehab programs that offer a tantalizing promise: freedom from addiction for free. We’ve gotten more tips than we could ever handle on our own. So we’re asking for your help.
Recovery Connections Community in North Carolina is one of many drug rehabs nationwide that put their clients to work in private businesses, and keep their wages.
Labor Department officials told her to start paying workers. She ignored them, and they let her get away with it
Rehab entrepreneur Jennifer Warren continues to force her patients to work for free to fund her lavish lifestyle.
Medicaid-funded caregivers in North Carolina must receive 80 hours of training and can’t have criminal convictions for drug trafficking.
A rogue drug rehab program in North Carolina is being investigated for food stamp fraud, the latest fallout in an ongoing Reveal investigation.
There’s a reason Community Cafe’s prices are so low.
The sexual harassment allegations are the latest disclosure in an ongoing Reveal investigation into exploitative rehab programs across the country.
Response to NC rehab investigation: ‘This is a horrific scheme that preys on people at their lowest’
North Carolina officials looked the other way for years until reporters began asking questions.
We’re building a nationwide reporting network to cover work-based rehabs. And we want your help.