Calif.’s Highly Unregulated Rehab Facilities Plagued By Sexual Assault Allegations
Experts say that the distressing statistics surrounding the accusations are a small percentage of what must be happening at the facilities, as people with a history of substance abuse are even less likely than the general population to report such crimes.
Orange County Register:
Quest For Sobriety Often Ends In Sexual Assault At Some Rehabs In Southern California
Since 2015, state regulators have investigated and closed 78 complaints of alleged sexual misconduct at rehabs, according to the Department of Health Care Services, the state agency that now oversees the recovery industry. The Southern California News Group found that at least 32 sex crimes, including rape and sexual assault, were reported to police in recent years from a sampling of treatment facilities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. (Sforza and Saavedra, 1/19)