Farmington Hills, Mich. – Recovery homes are supposed to be safe havens for addicts to heal after they get out of rehab.
But instead of helping addicts rebuild their lives, a local sobriety leader is accused by several women of preying on them.
He’s been hailed as a saint in the recovery community. Just two months ago, Mark Burchell won the Michigan Drug Court Hero Award.
Burchell runs a program called Doorway to Recovery, but is this addiction guru really such a hero?
And are his “recovery homes” really just a doorway to vulnerable women?
It turns out in Michigan, there is no oversight for recovery homes, like Burchell’s. That means there’s really no one to go to for help if something goes wrong while you’re living in a sobriety home.
“I was going there to make my life better, and it got worse,” said Tiffany Hazel. Read full story here:
How disgusting is that? But we in Los Angeles know some other oldtimers doing this here in Cali for years and getting away with it. When will they come forward to ABC NEWS in Los Angeles and speak out.
Well this fantastic young woman and her mother spoke out. Thank you ladies for your courage.
THANK YOU ABC NEWS FOR REPORTING ON THIS IMPORTANT STORY!!!