Target: Florida Governor Rick Scott
Goal: Stop rehab systems in South Florida from exploiting drug addicts and their families and not helping with treatment.
Scam artists in South Florida are preying on addicts who come to the area seeking drug rehabilitation. With a painkiller and heroin epidemic sweeping the U.S., a major market has been created with thousands of people seeking rehab to start a new, clean life.
However, many of the recovery approaches touted by a number of South Florida rehab centers aren’t actually proven to work. Recovering addicts follow a program and stay in halfway houses for a short period before they’re supposed to be cured. There’s been many instances reported where these halfway houses are charging insurance companies thousands of dollars for basic urine tests and collecting illegal referral fees from rehab programs.
Some say sketchy rehab owners will even try to find ways to have addicts relapse so owners can get more money. FBI and IRS agents raided a handful of these sketchy rehabs in the past, effectively shutting some down for their horrid practices.
Officials must crack down on the injustices happening to those needing assistance. Tell the Florida governor to shut down centers that aren’t following regulations and stop rehab systems in South Florida from exploiting drug addicts.
Dear Governor Rick Scott,
With a painkiller and heroin epidemic sweeping the U.S., many people who are coming to South Florida to seek treatment at rehab centers are dying at the hands of these care centers. Many people are simply getting into the rehab business because they see it as a cash cow with addicts who can be easily exploited.
The FBI and IRS became involved before and were able to stop some sketchy treatment centers from what they were doing, but more must be done to protect vulnerable people and their families. It is up to you to crack down on the people committing wrongdoings in the rehab industry in South Florida. I urge you to do more to shut down centers that aren’t operating truthfully and to stop these centers from exploiting addicts.
[Your Name Here]
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