Rehab: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on May 21, 2018
  • The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated. John Oliver explains why many rehab programs should incorporate more evidence-based care and carefully reconsider their doctor-to-horse ratio.
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  • Conner Fields
    Conner Fields 3 days ago

    I abused drugs for 5 weeks, spent 15 weeks getting myself unhooked. Getting clean is hard. I don't like taking showers that much. I usually have to rush off to work, no notice.

  • EvilHomerSimpson
    EvilHomerSimpson 3 days ago

    addiction is a disease, that makes me more money

  • Katelyn Rodrguez
    Katelyn Rodrguez 5 days ago

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  • Miss Amazon
    Miss Amazon 5 days ago

    Is ANYTHING in this country based in truth?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค

  • Eliza Peters
    Eliza Peters 6 days ago

    I never went to an inpatient rehab-type place- instead my loved ones spent that money on paying my hospital bills after I nearly killed myself through drugs. I never lose sight of how lucky I am to be alive, sober, and happy. Itโ€™s a true shame that with all the people out there who have drug problems, the sobriety industry is often just about the money. Itโ€™s also a shame that we donโ€™t yet understand a lot of aspects of addiction.

  • larry smith
    larry smith 6 days ago

    A fool and his money is soon parted. These people are no different than the drug dealer on the corner. They want you to use drugs. If you don't they won't make any money.
    Bottom line is if you won't help yourself NO ONE can.

  • Opinunate ted
    Opinunate ted 6 days ago

    The best thing is to go to a tried and true rehab, the ones that have been around for a long time. They have experience, and they last because they have a reputation.
    By the way, the medications John mentioned at first are opiate replacements, narcotics that replace other narcotics. That may be the best thing for some people who can't get off of them, but it is not the same thing as rehab.

  • CP47
    CP47 7 days ago

    If I get sick I want to go to a Hootspital with a medium to high doctor to horse ratio

  • Garn
    Garn 7 days ago

    Would have been nice if he had offered some solid resources for people, rather than only tearing down the ones that are out there. Thanks? I guess... Now I know we should not trust them... But I still no longer know where to direct my friend.

  • HaploidCell
    HaploidCell 7 days ago

    The thing that I hear about rehab is that it has been predominately 12-step programms.
    That's what I hear.
    The problem with that is: It's a one-size-fits-all programme.
    And that it`s heavily based on your religiousity. And if you're not that religious, or struggeling with your religion - maybe because you're an addict wondering how a higher power could allow such a shitty thing to happen to you - you're encouraged to side-step the issue and just make up a deity/religion that YOU can believe in.
    It's literally "cure yourself with fake religious authority".
    Even if you go in there and have a solid believe in your deity - wouldn't the paragraph about "oh, it's not important which deity, just make one up if you have to" seriously call into question the validity of the overall programme you're in? Like, if your religion is the thing that is going to pull you out of the addiction by the bootstraps, wouldn't it make more sense that your religion be central and important to the programme?
    Nope. Any one will do. Made up ones? Sure, sure, just step closer and have your insurance card ready.

  • Super Luminal Probability Cloud

    Inadvertent wilderness therapy put my life back on track..wait not back on track...what's the jeopardy!
    Getting lost in the woods is bad no matter how much you spent to wander there

  • Wolf NZ Outdoors
    Wolf NZ Outdoors 8 days ago

    So, this morning's "John Oliver binge fest" has taught me that, in the USA, opening a clinic to provide safe abortions is nearly impossible yet nearly anyone can make themselves rich by opening a "Rehab" clinic regardless of whether or not the services they provide are effective.

  • The Book Monster
    The Book Monster 8 days ago

    That "Addiction resource center" commercial used to end with a guy who said "I wish my family had had insurance". That seemed really cruel, its saying "Yeah fuck you poor people" but in all honesty I got better treatment (methadone and a better rehab) from state or Medicaid funded treatment than when I had private insurance

  • helveticaification
    helveticaification 11 days ago

    John Oliver's serious pieces, like this, are always worth hearing, and I appreciate his passion. His swearing doesnt bother me - I do quite a lot of it myself - but I do wish he could rein it in somewhat, as it probably does put off a significant (older?) proportion of his potential audience who would otherwise benefit from giving him a proper hearing.

    • helveticaification
      helveticaification 6 days ago

      +larry smith Why do you ask? If it's a joke, I'm not getting it! I'll tell you what you ask, if you reply!

    • larry smith
      larry smith 6 days ago

      Did you vote for HRC?

  • highnightflyer
    highnightflyer 11 days ago

    This is so true. I lost thousands of dollars on treatment for what was little more than a DARE class. It's hard to find good treatment but always remember AA CA NA... are all free and welcoming. You may need more than that but it's a good place to start.

  • WillowJon T.V.
    WillowJon T.V. 12 days ago

    Some of my friends have sworn the the A.A. and other 12 step recovery. Addiction is a symptom of our consumption based, spiritually or purpose lacking lives, or just part of being human. I've struggled with addiction for much of my life and continue to. Somethings which have helped me are; change or environment, meditation, dancing, laughing, playing and listening to music, friendship, talking with my mother, creating, dreaming, exercising, skating, snowboarding, psychedelia, traveling, sharing, and giving back to the world with your grace and joys. #sharingjoy

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 12 days ago

    In 99 I quit smoking after 37 yrs. of 1-2 pk a day habit cold turkey. It was a little harder than quitting snorting crank on a daily basis for 39 yrs , also cold turkey, which I did in 2016.
    Rehab was never considered in this equation as I have a brain, and I can use it. Aside from that brain use I am nothing particularly unique. There is nothing but bullshit out in the world particularly on the subject of drug rehab. It is all within ones self. If you believe that rehab can cure your addiction then you're fucked because you believe you're addicted. All rehabilitation comes from within no exceptions. Addiction is rarely chemical almost always mental, and readily manipulated.
    What do I know Bob, you're not a doctor Bob !
    Tripolar out.

  • Questionable Object
    Questionable Object 12 days ago +1

    Wow it's almost like integrating capitalism into a system makes it all about money and not people's well-being.

  • GetBackIn TheKitchen
    GetBackIn TheKitchen 13 days ago

    You need to call the number on your screen NOW!!!

  • Anthony Oodie
    Anthony Oodie 14 days ago

    This was too funny, Damn

  • Leanne Blake
    Leanne Blake 14 days ago +1

    Thank God I live in Australia. I am a Alcoholic 12.yrs Sober .And they have to be regulated. And Are.

  • MovieJunkie ForLife
    MovieJunkie ForLife 16 days ago

    Last week I saw an episode of Criminal Minds, where a guy running a rehab center would do all the stuff John spoke about to ensure his patients relapsed, so he could make more money. I honestly didn't think shit like that happened irl. How do people live with themselves? Then again, some people lie so much, they actually start believing their own bullshit.

  • Tbone Capone
    Tbone Capone 17 days ago +1

    Or you could just stop taking drugs.... it's a lot cheaper than rehab.

    • Chad Joyce
      Chad Joyce 2 days ago

      +Tbone Capone Ha ha, I get it, you're just fucking around, because only an inbred cave dwelling dipshit would actually believe that, good one tbone lol

    • Tbone Capone
      Tbone Capone 3 days ago

      +Chad Joyce - Oh bullshit. You don't need rehab to stop putting a meth pipe up to your lips.

    • Chad Joyce
      Chad Joyce 3 days ago

      Or you could do actual research and find out that what you just described is nearly impossible for drug addicts/alcoholics. I am an alcoholic who just got out of rehab and outpatient after care and am 112 days sober, so I know from personal experience as well as through the experiences and stories of my friends who I am in recovery with, it takes dropping everything in an addict's life and making your recovery your full time job for months and months, and even then, statistically the deck is still incredibly stacked against.

  • deanna libby
    deanna libby 18 days ago

    Why isn't part of the treatment cost go to relocation efforts?

  • EnigmaDrath
    EnigmaDrath 20 days ago

    I felt genuinely sad to learn that the I-don't-even-like-horses guy had died. Gave me a good laugh and I thought "Well, at least he's getting SOME form of treatment". Wasn't ready for that reality bomb John then dropped on us :(

  • Stu B
    Stu B 20 days ago

    Inadvertent wilderness therapy.

  • Sam Caraballo
    Sam Caraballo 20 days ago

    I was addicted to pills for years then heroine for 3 more years and after 4 overdoses and a 4 day coma that shud have killed me my family n friends rehabilitated me on their own cuz these facilities were a joke just scammers and spammers liars thieves and cheaters who dont care about people just money addiction is serious and addicts are people beautiful talented deep interesting engaging fucking people we just need help one fucking person to extend a hand and give a fuck about something other then their mundane daily drudgework smartphone centric existence it was a war that was hard to win but I help other people now and I'm better for it so if u need assistance with addiction in the jacksonville florida area email me ur info god bless u stay strong u can beat that devil..amen and bless

  • Whuzzin Gamont
    Whuzzin Gamont 20 days ago

    Can an american tell me how screwed up florida actually is, cos when i was young i always thought it was sunny and one of the best states in us but through youtube its scaring me lol.

  • Katrina Lyon
    Katrina Lyon 20 days ago

    If you are struggling with addiction, try a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. It is free and I know many people who have celebrated 10, 20, 30 decades of clean time just throught the NA program. Rehabs are overated.

  • regina jerusalemsky
    regina jerusalemsky 20 days ago

    I am addicted... To.. no matter what.. There's a difference between"you gotta try this! "
    " whatever! I just like drugs /alcohol - i want to stop..
    But... "& there are so many reasons & people who (when you are ready to stop - giving you some for free) so.. How am I to stop? How am I going to get help / get by?
    How/who is going to help me? When I have no idea what I want and no money..?. Never ending circle? Or maybe I just need those people who care?

  • 31webseries
    31webseries 21 day ago

    Check out #DopesickNation, it's an up close and personal version of this story.

  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer 22 days ago

    Damn, I wish I had money. It's expensive to be addicted in America

  • Jeffrow Ryan
    Jeffrow Ryan 22 days ago

    Another good way to find a good treatment center is to ask someone at a 12-step meeting with multiple years clean which ones are good. We know which ones are decent and which are shit.

  • jay hathaway
    jay hathaway 22 days ago

    my 14 year old girlfriend got picked up at dave and busters, flown to vegas, put up in a hotel room for a week, all she had to do was suck cock and let him film himself fucking her and he even flew her home for free

  • Napalm Nacho
    Napalm Nacho 25 days ago

    There are alternatives like the medically approved doctors. But, in my experience when talking with opioid addicts they are placed on medicines which are normally used for metal illnesses and often placed on disability benefits. Which in turn creates a person dependent on the system. Maybe cured but dependent on another form of addiction, the system. Not to be the non-conformist anti-system guy from the eighties but, once you are under the system of mental illness you no longer have any freedom. Your life is dictated by your provider. Presumably giving you help albeit, bringing you down to a level which in another episode of this show is astigmatism in itself.

  • Windows Sucks
    Windows Sucks 25 days ago

    The son looks like a textbook definition of a narcissist ahole.I feel sorry for his victims

  • Adam Nelson
    Adam Nelson 26 days ago

    11:37 which would be K-9

  • Noises
    Noises 27 days ago

    8:48 that's a guy who OWNS a drug rehab place, right?
    He wasn't like someone who came up to you when they saw the cameras and just told you they were the owner, right?
    Because that man is high as fuck.

  • Yandere Hannah
    Yandere Hannah Month ago

    I lost my Dad two years ago yesterday because the Methadone Clinic he was sent to didn't actually help him get better, they just kept him hooked to Methadone. But its not them I blame, I blame my mother, she was able to get what they called "Take Homes" and premeditated his death... She poisoned him because he wanted to get better. And this Clinic unknowingly helped her. They went there together for 5 years. And my mother still does to this day and has custody of my 4 young siblings...

  • John K Lindgren
    John K Lindgren Month ago

    *Look carefully at John Oliverโ€™s hairline? Itโ€™s a comb over? Or an exquisite toupee? YES or NO? Lemme know. Bangkok-Johnny CarSanook Media THAILAND*

  • Animaster
    Animaster Month ago

    which i have had

  • Animaster
    Animaster Month ago

    2 hour phone call

  • beadybaby
    beadybaby Month ago

    You don't pet the horses, you hug the horses. Equine therapy was one of the best parts of my treatment. We got to brush them and take them in the arena and walk them around and for me, having had horses when I was a kid, this was a natural release of endorphins and oxytocin that I needed to replace the neuroransmitter high I got from using drugs. Whenever somebody brought their dog in I was the same way.. โค

  • CJ Dog
    CJ Dog Month ago

    I love how they take it away from people who need it for Paine. And the drug attics get all they want needles nurses USA freedom OK?

  • Koren Heron
    Koren Heron Month ago

    So I found out about this program because they reached out to me as a business owner to see if I could volunteer my time. I ended up volunteering and wow! This is the program for anyone who is serious about turning their life around. It is in Canada, but I found that most students were from the US. The program is 2 years living and working at John Volken Academy - which is a brand new absolutely stunning facility in Surrey, BC Canada. That's 2 years for a grand total of $5000. From their website: John Volken Academy is a Therapeutic Community. Our approach is holistic, practical and effective for long-term sobriety. The program is two years in length and requires a one-time intake fee of $5,000. After that, the program is free.

  • Entei Entei
    Entei Entei Month ago

    One time Julius Caesar broke into here.

  • Jackie Sharlow
    Jackie Sharlow Month ago

    I love this Chantal but I wish he wouldn't swear

  • Christopher Fair
    Christopher Fair Month ago

    some of these kids aren't even trying to get clean. They want to live in South Florida and bounce around detoxes and halfway houses as a place to live. So they live off mommy's insurance and use drugs as a way to stay in the system.

  • Kat Masterson
    Kat Masterson Month ago

    And indeed the real cost for pointless coddling..goes to taxpayers.
    And since the .002% of the biggest pigsized Elites..collects th 70k per rehab ..addicts all source drugs from any back alley cooker or smuggled drug seller.
    this rehab enhances the highly predictable relapse ..Rehab makes any crappy fix feel euphoric. So drugger who don't or can't on..sleep with roaches in abandoned choice at this point. rehab keeps robbing taxpayers..who hate elders because ALL NEWS SOURCES BLAME SICK PEOPLE ON STREET ADDICTS.
    Feds pushed a reckless study made by a trillion dollar pharmaceutical group..
    And now a cancer patient not expected to die soon..but is terminal and in pain can't get pain relief..any more. Vets who can't be made whole with many damaged organs and bones and functions..also are blamed for people born with addictive tendencies.. with no reasoning.. the pharmas now get to shove new drugs at those elders, vets, kids disabled by deformity or Cerebral Palseyand all other cruel conditions..or those with unfixable botched surgeries (600,000 a year)..ALL MUST TAKE NEW USELESS MEDS THAT COST 10X MORE THAN ACTUAL PAIN MEDS..AND most can't tolerate side effects. Nausea, dizzy, shortness of breath..and even short term memory loas. Those drugs are also causing physical dependence..And most who take watered down meds find they only worked at first..but they can't stop..and they tell themselves they will get the memory loss back if they decide to quit. (denial based on desperation to treat their pain..and denial of what even is immediately reviewed when the med is looked up on Google.
    yes. while voters betray their elders, siblings, former best friends when they get pain that kills their life and life dreams, and are isolated in a once compassionate WORLD.
    Everyone fears pain.Convincing non- pain people are quick to blame anyone at all on drug addiction ..
    and tha's probably in their circle of friends or co workers..
    So they don't care about people that have pain..that's not at their door YET
    and the pharmaceuticals now..can sell new drugs barely and poorly tested lea than a year instead of 4 or 5 years under many guidelines.
    The Fed's test group had no placebo group..(yes no double+ foolproof- group test..)
    And people die sooner without any pain relief..and no breaks from the unbearable shells that DO exist..its not 'weak people's who complain..its family members begging for help for mom Or brother or best longest friend u would do anything for.
    Imagine if I am not lying..does this seem like something you can fight after a car wreck, near death injuries causing quad injuries that involve crushed nerves 24/7. that year you down more each day.
    What if all your people were down on their luck..some aging, or unemployed With a couple grandkids in tow, etcetera ..?
    Will you wish you tried to find out how to help the War on Opioids pointed at people who can't hardly sit up..or fix their own meals..
    And put the Blame on what has proven to be 99.99% of the cause of all USA overdoses..its that smufiled fentanyl.
    From China, Vietnam, and often comes to the USA thru the Mexican border..
    this is not anti' anyone..not about other nations or people.
    Its seeking anti torture rescue coming from the top dictators, who we Voted for or were Apponted..But ignoring innocent sick people committing suicide in pain that ratlles all decent bits life
    Its ignoring dying people who never hurt anyone.
    No one would wish this on anyone.
    But it must be stopped for those who truly can't fight RIGHT NOW.

  • scott blackburn
    scott blackburn Month ago

    I donโ€™t need proof, itโ€™s a hootspital

  • Jillian Ness
    Jillian Ness Month ago

    I love this. I am a recovering heroin addict in Canada. I've been in methadone treatment along with outpatient treatment for 7 years now, no relapses in that 7 years I have 2 daughters, happily married, successful and happy.My life is not perfect, I have systemic lupus and days can be fucking hard but I get by with the help of my methadone doctor, my therapist, constant monitoring and I don't pay for anything. I went to rehab here that my parents did pay for bc all of the government funded beds were taken and it was a 2 week wait to get one at the rehab near my parents and they didn't want to take the risk of letting me go use for another 2 weeks. They paid $8000 for 4 months of treatment. We were told from the get go that the success rate of addicts getting clean is extremely low .... as low as 10% of us. I relapsed after treatment and learned how to inject from someone I was in treatment with and we relapsed together after we finished our program. It took me another 2 years after rehab to end up in Vancouver with the very real threat of ending up homeless on hastings when I met a harm reduction doctor that suggested methadone. I haven't looked back and its taken a lot of work to be where I am. Constant therapy, dose management, you have to work up to having carries; meaning I had to go to the pharmacy every day for my dose and have clean random urine tests (I would say they test us at random once every 2 to 3 months and bc its Canada you dont need insurance). I now have a week of carries, which is the maximum allotted amount for a licensed methadone dr to prescribe for addiction, and I've had my weekly's for 5 years now meaning at the very least I see my pharmacist once a week, who knows why I'm taking methadone and is in contact with my clinic as to how they believe on a face to face basis I'm doing, which is amazing. Americans can say what they want about the Canadian system but if it wasn't for this amazing treatment I would be dead. I'm also so proud that the Alberta government where I am allocated funds to opiate addiction and was able to keep clinics open longer, hire more doctors, open 3 new clinics in my city and have 2 safe injection sites. This video was amazing and needs to be discussed so much more. All my love to anyone suffering out there.

  • Cassie C
    Cassie C Month ago

    I suffer with severe chronic pain and will for the rest of my life. Part of being on opioids long term is being routinely pee tested. At the first clinic I went to, tests were $895. At the second clinic (which I still go to), the cash price is $400-600. Friends in other states have reported costs of $100 all the way up to $2,000. Some of my friends have been forced to pay cash for this testing, too. I lucked out- the only time I didnโ€™t have insurance, my doctor was okay with me waiting 5 months between tests while we got everything corrected. Iโ€™m so glad I had an established reputation for being a diligent rule follower and boring person- it literally saved me hundreds of dollars.

  • A. Mohsin
    A. Mohsin Month ago +1

    This was the first time I heard John Oliver speak from the bottom of his heart.

  • Joseph Russel Timpug Ison

    Why canโ€™t governments provide business reviews? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • kiroro pupper
    kiroro pupper Month ago

    I'm surprised AA was never brought up in this video.

  • Mohd Nazmi
    Mohd Nazmi Month ago

    if you want to know why this country constantly get worse or more corrupt... just look at the comments... all the sensitive idiots that get mad every time someone criticize the corruption, all the overly patriot that keep saying "at least we are better than 3rd world countries! " well who is it that someone else shit make your situation better.. not to mention that 3rd world countries are constantly going through all kinds of reforms, aka moving forward while the states keep walking backward... stop looking at other places and do something about your own shit other than comparing it to other people shit... fucking idiots...
    oh on a side note: I lived in a 3rd world country where rehab centers are illegal, instead there are government agencies with real doctors ... and they treat your stupid addiction for free!!

  • WhittyWhitts
    WhittyWhitts Month ago

    Best way: Donโ€™t get addicted in the first place.

  • Ashley Koester
    Ashley Koester Month ago

    Passages is a joke!! Their add where he states "I was an addict and now I'm not" is the first red flag!! Origins is one of the top facilities in the world and they state their relapse rate is 1 in 10! When your looking for a facility they should be a 12 step program and combine medical and mental care. A program should not allow much access to the outside world. Origins allows one 10 minute phone call a week. It should be very structured. It should be long term because it takes well over a month for the drugs to leave your system. If a program has actual statistics on their success rate that means they are sending people for follow up treatment which includes random drug tests. I have seen so many people struggle and then attend programs that are a complete joke. It's so sad.

  • Joyful Sorrow
    Joyful Sorrow Month ago

    "I'm surprised I still have a nose..." - Voldemort after his fourth Horocrux. Or is it just me?

  • Wil Z
    Wil Z Month ago

    what is the doctor to horse ratio is one of the best questions you can ask

  • Kiani Francis
    Kiani Francis Month ago

    I see Belinda Carlisle couldn't kick the habit of wearing those godawful padded shoulder jackets...even on the beach!

  • Phil Buckhouse
    Phil Buckhouse Month ago

    I think this just shows why AA and organizations like them are so important. They're free and get you in touch with those who have actually been through the same problems you have. You get hands-on training instead of an inflated spa stay at an enormous price.

  • Sheila Macpherson
    Sheila Macpherson Month ago

    Someone in the throws of addiction doesn't have the ability to think clearly which is needed in order to navigate this industry. And it is an industry. A business. Follow the money. Always

  • Vishrut Sharma
    Vishrut Sharma Month ago

    This journalist is doing god's work.

  • Vishrut Sharma
    Vishrut Sharma Month ago

    Enjoy responsibly.
    Moderation is key.

  • William Peterson
    William Peterson Month ago

    The Florida shuffle isn't just Florida its just the addiction shuffle in general n you did good with this now you should cover these methadone/suboxone clinics n the fact that some these places are basically drug dealers with lines around the buildings with alot of people going have no intention of getting more on the methadone side cause it gets high as shit hell it was my drug of choice for a long time they have rules or policies that make no sense I tried one time to get in a methadone clinic n I was turned down because I had never done an in-paitent program n then there's no real consequences for failing drug tests but it's kind of a reward for passing you get more take home so you don't have to go everyday if that makes sense anyway I'm sorry for the rant the video just struck a cord with me

  • Lysol and bananas
    Lysol and bananas Month ago

    i feel extremely bad for mike. just lost.

  • dacealksne
    dacealksne Month ago +1

    why do you people watch this shit?

  • MMN Nutz
    MMN Nutz Month ago

    Fuck horses #camelgang

  • Bees McBee
    Bees McBee Month ago

    I'm surprised that he didn't mention Narconon at any point

  • Jill Billy
    Jill Billy Month ago

    My family wasted so much money on treatment centers... I even went to passages Ventura at one point, and good lord that place has a lot of drama and coddling. Everyone there was on benzos and acted like 20 something year old and older children. The only thing that saved me is AA and the 12 steps.. recovery requires a lifetime of maintenance. I now have almost 15 months sober. Thanks AA

  • Eyenvoked Him
    Eyenvoked Him Month ago

    You look frightening?

  • statesk8r
    statesk8r Month ago

    I live in North Carolina. I had to spend 4 hours calling multiple 1-800 #'s within my insurance company. It took 4 or 5 calls to different numbers to finally get someone to talk to me who could help me (Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance company). I was literally saying "I'm addicted to opiates and I need to find a doctor who can help me get treatment". I couldn't believe how long it took to find someone who could help me. I told them exactly what health plan I had with them and it took hours for the lady who finally helped me to give me literally 3 doctors names and phone numbers who could potentially help me that were covered under my health plan. God bless that lady and her patience for helping me. So I call those 3 numbers and one ended up being a pediatrician (obviously couldn't help me I'm in my 20's). The second number ended up not providing opioid treatment. And thank god the third number was a doctor who could help me. Bad news was that my first appointment got set for 2.5 weeks away. I could have died in that time frame. Finally, 2.5 long weeks later I went to my first appointment. $400 out of pocket (I have a $1500/annual deductible). I got a Buprenorphine medication right then and there thank God. But I had to pay $200 out of pocket every two weeks just to get another prescription until I finally hit my $1500 deductible. I only had to pay $30 a visit after that. But let me tell you, this whole process was way too difficult and expensive. I can see why people don't even try to get help because it's so difficult to find real help here in the USA from my experience

  • Pearl Hernandez
    Pearl Hernandez Month ago

    ๐Ÿ˜€ โ“‰โ“žโ““โ“โ“จyy ๐—œ โ“Œโ“โ“โ“ฃ ๐˜๐—ผ โ“ขโ“—โ“žโ“ฆ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ ๐”ฏ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฉ๐”ฉ๐”ถ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑddd, โ“‘โ“คโ“ฃ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†yy ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐”ข๐”ข "๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป โ’ปโ“žโ“กโ“œโ“คโ“›โ“" >> >>๐Ÿ˜€ 2767

  • Jayy Marie
    Jayy Marie Month ago

    Iโ€™m from Florida and Iโ€™ll have you know we deep fry gators and eat em with frog legs and frys not fuck em, what kinda backwater ass state do you think we are huh?

  • hard mode
    hard mode Month ago

    Adiction is a disease that is in most cases kinda wanted to be get,this is why is so hard to cure

  • anthony aleksinski
    anthony aleksinski 2 months ago

    โ€œit costs so much because when you get out you wonโ€™t have the money to buy drugs or alcoholโ€ I can guarantee this is part of the mindset that people who support this shit actually have.

  • DaveyTheDJ
    DaveyTheDJ 2 months ago

    It's too hard these days to get mental health much less addiction treatment I was addicted to some drugs called ecstasy and I got myself clean on my own no addictions network no Addiction Center none of that shit no doctor no medicine nothing all of my own free will yes I had to struggle to do it don't get me wrong I still have the entire to do the drug but no means to get it and nobody to connect with to get it so I'm drug free

  • DaveyTheDJ
    DaveyTheDJ 2 months ago

    I got lots of liquid gold any1 want my liquid gold LMFGAO seriously LMFGAO

  • DaveyTheDJ
    DaveyTheDJ 2 months ago

    That Malibu guy whatever his name is Kim remember you should have been therapeutic element

  • Mohammed Riaz
    Mohammed Riaz 2 months ago

    I have been battling a heroin addiction for 27 years ever since gettinng a Life sentence here in England.The only really good programme i have researched is Ibogaine but getting on a trustworthy programme is very difficult and i have yet to find one. I i could find an independent supply of ibogaine i would start it tomorrow. My adopted son died of a heroin overdose 2 years ago and it has left me hollow inside.

  • Milan Djuric
    Milan Djuric 2 months ago

    Why exactly don't you americans have a central, scientificly based heltcare system, that is free for everyone like all the rest of the civilised world. I mean, I live in Serbia, country that most of you have only vague ide where it is, our GDP is only 40bilion a year but we still have a state-run healthcare system. You just go to the hospital, visit a doctor and he referes you to specialist that would treat you. All free. Medication, free. Operations, free. Staying in hospital as long as you need, free. And you can be treated for anything, anything at all. And it works, its just fine.

  • Ben Walden
    Ben Walden 2 months ago

    I feel like "inadvertent wilderness therapy" could actually work for certain addiction/mental/emotional issues.

  • Aria Novosedlik
    Aria Novosedlik 2 months ago

    I got bucked during equine therapy. Lost half my tooth.

  • Roman Bukins
    Roman Bukins 2 months ago

    Equine therapy:
    When a non-brony is tied down to a chair and forced to watch all eight seasons of My Little Pony, plus the Holiday Special, plus Equestria Girls, followed up by parody videos , reviews, PMVs, comic narrations, fimfiction narrations, YTP content, then season 9 probaly aired by now and then finish off with Clop...
    For any folk _please_ don't bing that last one... I mean it, DONT

  • JosRey 74
    JosRey 74 2 months ago

    Florida is the worst State for people in need of treatment!

  • Rachell H.
    Rachell H. 2 months ago

    That dude looks very shady on the addiction network commercial.

  • Zaria Chen Shui
    Zaria Chen Shui 2 months ago

    These videos are so important.

  • Mozarc2045 Mu
    Mozarc2045 Mu 2 months ago

    the moment oliver said horses are bad I realize that there may be something wrong with him. Also the phone call thing

  • seppe josten
    seppe josten 2 months ago

    I need to know how a hootspital would be like

  • rabel nyc
    rabel nyc 2 months ago


  • Alex McMillan
    Alex McMillan 2 months ago

    please release the south Florida poster

  • Jake Hoffman
    Jake Hoffman 2 months ago

    I actually had a brief stint at Cliffside Malibu, and I can more than confirm that Richard Tate is a fucking tool. The dude didnโ€™t care that much about making sure his clients were taken care of, but he sure did care about getting us to watch a premier of some shitty low-budget movie he was in.
    Fuck Richard Tate.

  • Anna Wright
    Anna Wright 2 months ago

    If any of you guys want a really good 12-step program, the one run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pretty awesome. It helped me. (A key factor to it is your connection to God, though, so just take that into account.) Man, John usual by the end of his video I feel like thereโ€™s so much more I want to help change. Dang. Thank you for that!

  • Rob Ashton
    Rob Ashton 2 months ago

    Anyone that can't afford a doctor as a starting point should find a local AA or NA meeting. It won't cost you a penny and the people there care.

  • Peters palace
    Peters palace 2 months ago

    Excuse me while I move

  • Nj Osborne
    Nj Osborne 2 months ago

    And he didnโ€™t even mention Putinโ€™s shared Golden Showersโ€ผ๏ธ

  • Missphanosaur18
    Missphanosaur18 2 months ago

    I totally understand the struggle and flaws described in this video. I would like to say something though about my own personal experience. I struggled with addiction for five years. I've had therapy since I was a child. I genuinely never felt true change or help until I was lucky enough to run into equine therapy. I genuinely feel like it's saved my life. I've been clean for over ten months. May not sound like a lot to some, but since my addiction started I hadn't even gone over three months without it when I had tried to quit in the past. It isn't just petting horses and yes, it isn't for everyone. Obviously if you don't like horses like the gentleman shown, idk why the hell you'd try equine therapy. For some people like myself, it's a complete life changer that I don't know if I'd be alive if I didn't discover the program. :,)

  • I Am
    I Am 2 months ago

    Colbert will keep losing to Oliver because of content like this. He took a cushy entertainment job whilst Oliver went fucking crazy

  • Wendesdays Child
    Wendesdays Child 2 months ago

    I was addicted to heroin, methadone, cocaine and anything else I could get my hands on for 20 years. I live in Canada and although we have very expensive spa like rehabs, I had to go to a govt. funded detox centre and then to a recovery house for a year. I lived with other women who had come from every walk of life. I am clean today, 25 years later while my cousin who went to the expensive rehabs just canโ€™t seem to ยซget ยป it. Although the govt paid for my recovery, I became a tax paying citizen who is grateful to those who paid taxes to help me learn to live without drugs. I think itโ€™s very difficult to have a person stop destructive behaviour unless they are ready and I havenโ€™t seen much long term sobriety come out of these expensive rehabs. Itโ€™s a deadly condition and needs to be treated as such with the harsh ugly truth and not with fancy spa like centres.