Some key quotes about her treatment :
"The halfway house in Freehold scares Dana Reisman. Her roommate has parties. The supervisor isn’t around at night. The drugs she’s supposed to stay away from are there."
Drugs in a halfway house?
"But Dana’s problems were escalating at the halfway house, said Jack Hughes, Farinick’s boyfriend and a father figure to Dana.
Once again, rehab was failing her. A half dozen tries, and Dana was stuck in that cycle of addiction, treatment and relapse that afflicts tens of thouands of people in their teens and 20s in New Jersey and hundreds of thousands nationwide.
Then, the other shoe dropped.
“Dana got pregnant,” Farinick said. “While she was at the halfway house.”
I really wish I could be surprised by this.
Veteran rehab specialists bandy about success rates, which range from as low as 7 percent or 8 percent to as high as 20-odd percent. Private centers don’t publish statistics and publicly funded ones say they do not have the money to conduct the research.
An actual admission that the treatment system doesn't work, and relies on made up numbers.
And finally a cold reminder of the costs of this fialed approach
Dana Reisman, who would have turned 23 on Aug. 24, was dead of a heroin overdose.