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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