How Addicts Are Lured Into Sex Trafficking By Florida’s Fraudulent Treatment Centers

Insurance fraud, body-brokering and sex trafficking — these are the schemes that have emerged in Florida’s substance abuse treatment industry. Addicts who are lured in from around the country seeking treatment are getting caught in a vicious cycle of predatory scams and violent abuse. A multi-million dollar industry has emerged in the Sunshine state, funneling in victims to exploit for insurance fraud – many of whom are then sold for sex. As overdoses sky-rocket across the country, this is the story of those getting rich off a nation-wide drug epidemic.





Video Journalist: Emily Kassie
Associate Producers: Sutton Raphael and Aidan Shipley
Graphics: Owain Rich



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  1. THIS is pure evil. We need more ACTION against this people.

    Let the world know what these people do to other human beings. People with experiences and memories as complex as you yourself are. They are being treated like objects. This is inexcusable.

  2. This is so sad…those peoples ruins and destroys the whole life of so many others… if i would support death sentences, these kind of dipshits were considerable candidates.

  3. Las Vegas FBI Agent went missing: Daniel Darien Weddy while working on my sex trafficking case. I was sex trafficked by the LVPD Crips and Word of Life Christian Center in Las Vegas Nevada. He reported misconduct from his co-workers and has been missing since October.

  4. Why does it seem like this kind of crap often originates in Florida? Weren't they also the epicenter of "pill mills" a few years back? Does anyone know or are my thoughts/beliefs correct??

  5. I love that this is being exposed, but the implication that it is somehow a Florida thing is insane. It is everywhere, Florida is simply making the news because they have the extra laws and takes forces to do something about it.

  6. Experiencing all of this that is talked of on screen makes me remember things I'd rather not. They are right.. it's hard to find a way out. I'm so glad Kenny is in jail. I legit hate him.

  7. These people doing these horrible atrocities better repent. One day we will all stand before the Father. The lake of fire will be a horrible place to spend eternity…

  8. Rev 18: 23 and 24 ; The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of a bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your SORCERY all nations were DECEIVED. And in her was found the BLOOD of the prophets and saints, and all who were slain on earth. Rev 18: 13… and cinnamon, and incense, fragrant oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, AND BODIES AND SOULS OF MEN. So will it stop, maybe Trump will try but according to prophesy it will not stop and America will be destroyed because of it.

  9. This situation would not exist if you had universal single payer health care like the rest of the civilised world. Americans deserve better than this awful health profiteering.

  10. Holyshit Canada's not any better ,but wow wow.I am so glad I'm praying to Jesus
    I'm so joyfully happy
    I do not live in
    the United States.

    Am I wrong to say this.?
    Yes 👍. OR . no👎

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