Blog: PER MACHT FREI: Per Wickstrom's Drug Clinics Score Failing Grades After License Inspections - 2013-09-16
In September 2011, Human Rights Watch released "The Rehab Archipelago", a 121-page report documenting the experiences of people confined to fourteen South Vietnam drug detention centers. In Vietnam, "labor therapy" is stipulated as part of drug treatment by law, and drug detention centers are little more than forced labor camps where tens of thousands of detainees work six days a week processing cashews, sewing garments, or manufacturing other items.
In an August 8 substance abuse facility licensing inspection report, the State of Michigan determined that A Forever Recovery (AFR) and Best Drug Rehabilitation (BDR) were conducting their own forms of "labor therapy". AFR and BDR were both cited for violating the human rights of clients paying upwards of $25,000 for drug rehabilitation by forcing them to clean the facilities—without payment for their labor.
In addition, the report revealed a critical lack of emergency care readiness, no discharge documentation for clients moved between facilities and "co-mingling within the same space with no physical separation whatsoever", a clear reference to the unlicensed Tranquility Detox.