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Kolodny’s Phoenix House drug rehab spun out of control

Part II of the Expose of Kolondy’s “Six Degrees of Separation” Where is mainstream media on this?!

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

Celebrated drug rehab center spun out of control, Reuters finds

In my previous post, PROP conflict of interest in Phoenix House rehabs, I explain how the president of PROP is the medical director of this shady business.

Belle Terre, the former home of a 19th-century copper baron, housed the 168-bed Phoenix House Delaware County Center, a private, nonprofit residential drug treatment facility. When Szczupak arrived in June 2012, all was not well behind Belle Terre’s stately walls.

In the two years prior to Szczupak’s arrival, New York’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) had twice closed Belle Terre to new admissions after inspectors discovered illegal drug use, insufficient treatment and bad record-keeping, among many other regulatory violations. In each case, Belle Terre resumed admissions after Phoenix House submitted a “corrective action plan” to regulators.  

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