John Oliver on the addiction rehabilitation industry

Dealing with addiction to drugs and alcohol is extremely hard on the addicts and their loved ones who are willing to go to extreme lengths to try and wean them off it. In his latest close analysis, John Oliver says that there is no formal definition of what constitutes addiction rehabilitation, no standards for what constitutes proper treatment, and no proper measures of whether these organizations are succeeding. So it should not be surprising that a rehabilitation industry has sprung up that promises to cure addiction for a stiff fee with little or no evidence that what they do actually works.


  1. sonofrojblake says

    God I love that man. Had the privilege of meeting him in 1987 when he was going by Bing Hitler and was (obvs) still drinking. And he was lovely.

  2. Mano Singham says


    Thanks so much for those Ferguson clips. They were funny and empathetic but also informative.

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