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Topic: Addiction Treatment Industry

The addiction treatment industry has faced widespread problems with sexual misconduct, abuse, and lack of accountability.

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The podcast episodes delve into the systemic issues within the addiction treatment industry, including the pervasive sexual misconduct, fraud, and lack of accountability that often occur in privately-run treatment centers.

The episodes expose the cases of individuals like Eric Spofford in New Hampshire and Chris Bathum in California, who have been accused of exploiting vulnerable individuals in recovery for their own gain. The episodes also highlight the difficulties faced by whistleblowers and journalists in bringing these issues to light, as they often face intimidation and legal threats from powerful figures in the industry.

The episodes emphasize the need for greater oversight, professionalization, and cultural shifts within the addiction treatment industry to address these systemic problems and ensure the safety and well-being of those seeking help for addiction.

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