As you probably know, addiction to prescription drugs is now a serious problem in the U.S., and addiction to illegal drugs has been plaguing our country for decades.
Addiction treatment centers exist to help those affected get off of the drugs, but many of the new treatment centers that are popping up aren’t out to help people at all. They’re simply out to get their money.
These fraudulent treatment centers either fail to meet basic healthcare quality standards, engage in insurance fraud, or both.
Even worse, some of them intentionally keep their patients addicted in order to ensure their repeat business.
To their credit, the folks at Facebook are taking steps to prevent fraudulent addiction treatment centers from advertising on their platform.
While certification isn’t a rock solid guarantee that any given addiction treatment center is operating on the up-and-up, it does greatly increase the likelihood that they are. Kudos to Facebook for taking this important step.
Unfortunately, even with Facebook partnering with LegitScript to screen out fraudulent treatment centers, it’s practically a given that some of them will slip through the cracks and have their ads displayed on their pages.
Bottom line: If someone you love is currently struggling with drug addiction, by all means assist them in seeking help. Just be sure to thoroughly check out any treatment center they’re considering to make sure they aren’t simply a scam operation masquerading as a legitimate organization.
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