Body Brokers is a 2021 movie set to release in February. While the crime thriller may just be an entertaining story line to some – it’s actually based on real-life events that occurred inside of some drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers across the country.

The gist of it is this – rehab facilities who participated in this highly unethical and illegal act would pay their clients to recruit drug addicts to come to their facility. On the surface, that doesn’t sound too bad. The problem is – they didn’t actually treat these people for their addiction. They’d simply allow them to continue their drug use on the rehab facility property while collecting insurance money to pay for their “treatment”.

Eventually, this activity caught up to most of the participants in this body broker scheme. Unfortunately, though, when insurance money is at play, there’s likely to still be some dishonesty somewhere.

Body Brokers covers an important topic that many are likely unaware of – it’s important to be educated, especially when it comes to your health and your life.

When researching a drug or alcohol treatment facility for yourself or a loved one, here are some things to keep in mind.

1. Never Accept Money to Go to Treatment

Starting with the most obvious based on our description of Body Brokers above, a reputable treatment facility will never offer you money or other perks to attend their rehab facility. While this can be extremely tempting, this is not an offer that will come from a place that will help you on your road to sobriety.

2. Be Very Careful About Out-of-State Treatment Facilities

There’s nothing inherently wrong about seeking treatment out of state. That is – if it’s a legitimate treatment facility.

Here in Fort Wayne, we see a lot of California or Florida based treatment centers advertising to addicts in Northeast Indiana. They’ll advertise with a fictitious local address and phone number, giving you the impression they are locally based in or near Fort Wayne, when in fact they are thousands of miles away.

When you call, they’ll pretend like they are local but tell you that they are at capacity so you must fly out to them where they have open beds.

Again, while a trip to California for treatment might sound more tempting than Fort Wayne, especially in the winter time, people often arrive finding that they don’t in fact have beds available leaving them stranded, or find that the level of care is subpar because the treatment facility is really just looking to onboard as many people as possible to get them on their insurance payroll, but minimize the actual level of care provided.

3. Do Your Due Diligence to Find Their Physical Location – Not Just What it Says Online

Fort Wayne Recovery is located right here in Fort Wayne at 301 E Dupont Rd.

Our ownership is local, our staff is local, we leverage local resources and we’re extremely involved in the community. You can drive by or stop in to our facility. You can find us regularly on WANE 15’s Medical Minute, and you’ll often see us at local events.

This commitment to the community is why Fort Wayne Recovery started in the first place. We’re personally invested in the people who work and live in our same community. And this is the level of care you need to truly break through to the other side and find permanent sobriety.

Jordan Zylak
Jordan Zylak
19:57 17 Aug 21
I am grateful for the level of care and assistance I received from Fort Wayne Recovery. They not only helped me learn... tools to maintain long term sobriety, but they helped me learn a lot about my addictions and how I impacted others. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. They helped me be a part of my family again. I left this program feeling confident that I am able to continue doing the next right thing.read more
Sidney Miller
Sidney Miller
17:50 30 Jun 21
Fort Wayne Recovery does excellent at helping each client meet their individual needs. They have helped me so much in... my recovery and are constantly pushing me to improve. I’m very grateful for all the staff there. I would recommend this treatment center to anyone struggling!read more
Shennel Ross
Shennel Ross
23:42 04 Jun 21
Fort Wayne Recovery has changed not only my life, but also my family’s. The staff go above and beyond to help anyone... struggling with addiction. I have learned how to cope with life and become a better father and husband. I recommend taking the first step and calling them if you are ready to get help.read more
Krissy Fuess
Krissy Fuess
19:06 25 Jan 21
I would recommend this program to anyone struggling with addiction!
Terry Leatherman
Terry Leatherman
21:10 15 Jun 20
Fort Wayne Recovery has changed my life. It was truly a gift to have found them. The counselors and staff are... outstanding. The program has an ingenious way of showing you the right questions to ask and to get the answers.When you know you need to do something different, Ft Wayne Recovery is the difference.read more
Schaelley Ball
Schaelley Ball
16:15 10 Dec 19
I can not say thank you enough for the help and guidance Fort Wayne Recovery gave me. You gave me a chance to live... again. The owners, staff and therapists are the best hands down. You all have truly changed my life. Anyone who is in need of help for drug or alcohol addiction please reach out to Fort Wayne Recovery. Thanks for everything.read more
gabe martin
gabe martin
12:19 11 Oct 19
The staff was very receptive when I initially reached out to them. Even with the Fourth of July holiday, they welcomed... me in to get everything set up to begin my Recovery which is very critical before the voice of addiction convinces us otherwise.The counselors are all in recovery themselves-this experience and knowledge coupled with their counselor skills makes them extremely adept at relating to one's challenges and adaptive to what the individual needs in his or her recovery.I cannot say enough about how positive my experiences were here and how grateful I am for the opportunity to not only get sober, but to equip myself with a sobriety toolbox to continue my path forward! Kudos to Fort Wayne Recovery! Today is my day 92, and I know I'm equipped to keep moving forward with sobriety thanks to Fort Wayne Recovery!read more
Dirk Novak
Dirk Novak
20:50 26 Sep 19
Very well executed all inclusive treatment that helped me with my alcohol addiction. The staff greatly helped to equip... me with tools to help me continue my recovery to overcome my alcohol addiction. They offer a flexible night schedule that helped begin my recovery journey to live a better life for myself and family. I am very grateful for the staff and the service FW Recovery offers.read more
Lindsey Reas
Lindsey Reas
04:43 06 Sep 19
Fort Wayne recovery absolutely changed my life. The staff the therapist right up to the owners genuinely care about... their clients and the people they are helping. I've never been to any treatment facility that made me feel more comfortable and confident in my sobriety each and every day like they did. I will always recommend to anyone who is in need of help and guidance.read more
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4. Check Reviews and Verify Their Authenticity

What’s obvious is that online reviews are a great way to learn the truth about a treatment facility.

What might be less obvious is how easily this can be manipulated.

The qualities of authentic online reviews include:

  • More than just a small handful of reviews
  • Generally, not a perfect 5-star score
  • Spaced out over time – a big chunk over the course of a few days followed by a period of inactivity is a red flag
  • The sound authentic – reviews written by the business often contain overly-detailed information and uncommon language

We hope that you have found this information to be helpful. Your life, your health and your sobriety mean everything. Taking that difficult step to finally reach out for help takes a lot of courage.

And our hope is that, when you do, you’ll reach out to a treatment facility that is able and willing to help you just as much as you want the help.

Fort Wayne Recovery is here 24/7/365 to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about treatment.

Your Road to Recovery Starts Now.

Give us a call or send us an email and an admissions counselor will be in touch to answer all of your questions.

310 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Speak to an Admissions Counselor 24/7
(833) 292-5772
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Published On: January 31st, 2021 / Categories: Addiction /

Your Road to Recovery Starts Now.

Give us a call or send us an email and an admissions counselor will be in touch to answer all of your questions.

310 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

Speak to an Admissions Counselor 24/7
(833) 762-3739
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

It’s 100% confidential.