City Visions: Reforming California's drug rehabilitation industry
Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the “Wild West” of California’s drug rehabilitation industry.
How have loose regulations, predatory practices and insurance fraud led to major profits for some addiction treatment centers? Will new state laws be enough to impose order on the rehab industry? And, how do Californians find reputable providers?
- Dr. Anna Lembke, associate professor and medical director of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine; author, Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop.
- Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer at Hazelden Betty Ford; author of several books including, Prescription Painkillers: History, Pharmacology and Treatment.
- SAMHSA National Helpline (24/7 treatment referral and information): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)