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A $30 million gift to build an addiction treatment center. Then staffers had to run it.

Jan 19, 2023
The money was a one-time gift for infrastructure, but to stay running, the clinic is on its own.
Crossing Healthcare, an addiction treatment facility in Decatur, Illinois, received a $30 million grant to build the center, but had to fund staffing and programs by itself.
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Investigation finds rehab programs across the U.S. require unpaid labor from clients

Jul 8, 2020
At least 300 rehab facilities in 44 states required unpaid labor from participants, investigators found.
Investigators found rehab participants doing everything from picking cotton in Georgia to doing doing construction on high rises in the San Francisco Bay Area, all with no or little pay.
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Raising money for rehab as the heroin crisis spreads

May 4, 2016
With insurance uncertain and rehab costly, families are turning to fundraising.
Melissa Hume cuts a client's hair during her Hair for Healing event.
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Local Money: Where do you place the 'rehab capital of the world?'

Feb 26, 2016
South Florida is known for its nice weather, beaches, and increasingly, its rehab centers.
Delray Beach, Florida
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Renting homes to recovering addicts, for a profit

Apr 5, 2013
A growing number of U.S. homeowners are renting rooms to recovering addicts and turning their properties into so-called ‘sober homes.’ It's a hot but sketchy new real estate market.