Dr. Grohol has a lot to say about misleading advertising, and other practices within the addiction treatment industry. We know there are some sketchy advertising practices, and we know there are even some sketchy treatment being given to people dealing with addiction, let alone the mental health treatment many of them also need.
Sadly, when you have a lack of resources available, some bad actors will step in to try and take advantage of the situation. That’s clearly happening in this area, and people are being hurt by it. As much as we need more treatment available for addiction, it has to be solid and ethical treatment. Anything less is only doing more damage.