Dear Rehab Industry (PART 1)
A letter to the addiction recovery industry from an industry insider and former patient.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Sevigny is a founding partner at Recovery X.
He knows the addiction recovery industry inside and out, having experienced both the perspective of a patient in his teens and early twenties, as well as that of a professional working in the industry for over a decade.
Dan attended his first rehab at the age of 13 and attended 30+ in his time in treatment. He has worked in marketing and public relations for addiction recovery programs since 2008.
Today, Dan lives in New York City, running Recovery X.
His mission: clearly communicate addiction recovery resources to people who need them--and inspire others to do the same. He hopes you will join him.
Dear Rehab Industry,
I need to be honest with you.
You are as sick as the patients you treat.
Maybe even sicker.
I know it’s hard to hear that, and you may not want to believe it.
But denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.
Here's the truth...
Rehab Industry Truth #1
What you're doing ISN'T WORKING
A "good" drug and alcohol rehab has a 20% success rate.
(SOURCE: SAMHSA Study)
We wouldn't accept that level of failure from any other type of care.
If a surgeon lost 80% of the people on their operating table, would we consider them a good surgeon?
Would we even let someone like that practice medicine?
NO! Of course not.
We might even investigate this level of negligence as a crime.
Lawsuits would be filed against the hospital.
The media would go into a frenzy.
And yet, we accept this level of failure in the drug and alcohol rehab industry.
The result: 115 real people are losing their lives every day.
That's 115 mothers who lose their sons and daughters to a preventable cause of death.
Every. Single. Day.
WHAT YOU'RE DOING ISN'T WORKING.
So why aren't you changing the model?
NEXT WEEK: Dear Rehab Industry (PART 2)
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