Althouse: "It is an open secret...
"It is an open secret among addicts enrolled in South Florida treatment facilities that hundreds of suburban homes posing as drug-free recovery residences are little more than co-ed flop houses..."
"... where the use of drugs is permitted and sometimes encouraged.
Rather than promoting health and healing, the business model that supports this multimillion-dollar health-care fraud involves warehousing addicts in fake sober homes to facilitate the perpetual fleecing their parents’ insurance policies.
Many of the addicts are complicit in the scam, using their parents’ insurance benefits like a credit card to fund a work-free and responsibility-free South Florida lifestyle while hiding behind a false façade of 'treatment.'"
From "Alison’s story: How $750,000 in drug ‘treatment’ destroyed her life" (in The Christian Science Monitor)."