Reveal Presents: American Rehab

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In 1960s California, a cult leader mesmerized America by claiming to have discovered the cure for heroin addiction. His rehab ran on punishment and profits, putting participants to work and generating millions from their free labor. A new system of rehab was born. Over the decades the model would be hailed by an American president and endorsed by judges across the country. Today these rehabs are flourishing by turning people desperate for treatment into an unpaid labor force. As the opioid epidemic rages on, Reveal uncovers tens of thousands of people each year trapped in the gears of this rehab machine.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
Oct 5th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 14th, 2020
Release Period
Monthly
Episodes
9
Avg. Episode Length
39 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English

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