CONGRATS to Florida for Creating a Sober Living Task force. Expose all these crooks. If you are in a SLF- Sober Living Facility and are being treated like you are in Prison- please file a complaint here. If your Civil Rights are being violated please contact us. @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Lately in the news we have seen a few bad apples being taken down by the FBI and exposed for crimes and serious corruption . Crimes like Sexual assult, selling drugs to clients who are seeking help for addiction.
I too am being contacted by those harmed. It seems like a waterfall of calls I am getting lately regarding this aspect of Steppers and making money from people in need.
How does Athem Blue Cross, United Healthcare and many other companies not get to the bottom of the billion dollar rehab/ sober living scam/drug testing–health care racket. WHY is our health insurance paying for AA /12 step rehab with 4 people to a bedroom all charging $1,000. a day?
Urine tests, drugs testing is also big money.
Have you or a family member been hurt. Tell us your story. Maybe its time to shut down all sober living and put rehab in Commercially zoned areas with medical professionals there to attend to drug and alcohol addicted folks. Detoxing take 3-5 days. So why does anyone need 30 days in rehab and then farmed off to a house ( sober Living ) where they are driven to AA meetings 5-7 days a week and are sharing a room with 4 people. They are not getting ANY MEDICAL CARE—- so why is insurance paying at all? Oh Yea Obama Care made this easy game. CA Care are a bunch of suckers too.
Chris Bathum is going to trial for his deeds soon. Florida and New Jersey have also been exposed by the FBI and some are going to prison.
Its got so many legs. So many parties making money. Are they All AA two hatters?
Posted: 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
Expensive cars. Flashy watches. Strip clubs. Casinos. Tattoos. Selfies of ripped biceps and b-boy stances.
This is the lifestyle of Eric Snyder, one of a breed of 20-something addicts who came to Florida to get clean and ended up making fortunes by housing and treating fellow addicts and testing their urine.
Armed with little more than GEDs, a year or two of sobriety and no formal training in substance abuse, they assume responsibility for housing and treating other millennials with addiction — the No. 1 killer of their generation.
Two years ago, Snyder, 29, caught the attention of a federal task force investigating hundreds of millions of dollars worth of insurance fraud, kickbacks and patient brokering in Palm Beach County’s drug treatment industry. Snyder landed in headlines when his businesses were raided by the FBI in December 2014 — the second of two high-profile raids by the task force.
Although no charges have been filed against Snyder, grand jury subpoenas went out in December, state investigative records obtained by The Palm Beach Post show.
Three former employees say Snyder’s treatment program staff forged medical records to collect on insurance money, investigative files and legal documents show. A doctor in a recent deposition said much the same thing: His license was used to order urine drug screens without his permission.
How much did Snyder make over the years? More than $50 million, one source close to the investigation said.
Even before the raid, state investigators had uncovered a smorgasbord of troubling practices: medications in unmarked envelopes, patients taking detox medications without a prescription and staff unqualified to dispense the drugs.
Among the more telling discoveries: 200 unrefrigerated urine samples, many without names on labels, in a makeshift lab and ready to be tested at an insurance company’s expense.
No arrests have been made, but Snyder remains on the radar of at least one federal agency, the Internal Revenue Service. In March the IRS filed a lien, saying Snyder owed $2 million in back taxes.