Rehab: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Published on:  Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated. John Oliver explains why many rehab programs should incorporate more evidence-based care and carefully reconsider their doctor-to-horse ratio.

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  • cathyherb


     21 hours ago

    His name isn't C, it's Threepio. Jesus Christ, John.

  • Dub-D


     2 days ago

    6:01 Nothing. Nothing AT ALL

  • Frank Heuvelman

    Frank Heuvelman

     2 days ago

    I just want to love and be loved.
    Is that too much to ask?

  • Alcohalligan


     2 days ago

    I've done drugs since I was 13. Don't see the problems with em. I enjoy them and will continue to. Sobriety is just boring. I understand that my situation may be a bit of a anamolie as I am not married have no children and have a 9 to 5 job. I don't commit crimes I haven't killed anybody and I know this will piss alot of people off but unless I'm driving to and from work I mostly have some form of alcoholic beverage near me or in my blood. Relax I only drink and drive heavaly on prom nights lol. I love drugs they are the best. If not for them I would be a miserable person and most likely dead

  • Justin Lavigne

    Justin Lavigne

     4 days ago

    After 12 rehab stints in 10 years, I finally found victory through Jesus Christ by going to Teen Challenge. It's the ONLY way.

  • Marisel Cruz

    Marisel Cruz

     5 days ago

    Wow this guy is really unfunny. Really educational but sooo unfunny...

  • Kathy McGirt

    Kathy McGirt

     6 days ago

    Horses (or dogs, or cats, etc.) give clients something to focus on other than themselves. It’s a safe thing to attach to that is 100% dependent on them for love and care. Animals are very therapeutic. But you need to know how to put that experience into perspective for clients to help them with their problems. You can’t just throw a dog at someone and say ‘here. You’re cured.’

  • 420Effect


     6 days ago

    I met the "You're cured" guy when I went to Passages Ventura, he came in and gave this bullshit cosmic quazi science speech and talked about how he got rich for an hour and then left.

  • Harleen Hufflepuff

    Harleen Hufflepuff

     6 days ago

    Low-key the guy running the rehab is on cocaine

  • Kyson Channell

    Kyson Channell

     6 days ago

    Yaaaay Idaho 😒 9:51

  • Basha Leavitt

    Basha Leavitt

     7 days ago

    A lot of times sober addicts are the ones opening rehabs, often with good intentions but they just don't know what they are doing. There needs to be regulations and standard. Too many people are dying in rehab. I have heard many stories that people can often be dead in their rooms for 12 hours or more before anyone in the facility even knows. This is because there is no standard of care.

  • Pokoirl YaSe

    Pokoirl YaSe

     7 days ago

    Addiction medicine has been a thing in Morocco for nearly 20 years, and in the US it's recent? Wtf

  • Wilhelm Heinrich

    Wilhelm Heinrich

     7 days ago

    Florida is America’s oil filter.

  • Montana


     7 days ago

    I have an addiction to watching John Oliver.

  • Hannah Hemingway

    Hannah Hemingway

     7 days ago

    18:24 it’s like there’s a horse loses in a hospital -John Mulaney

  • Glenn Donnell

    Glenn Donnell

     7 days ago

    cliffside bro seemed as high as a kite in an electrical storm

  • John Miller

    John Miller

     7 days ago

    The whole nose joke was terrible. To the point where it's cringe. Worst joke ever and I know that wasn't John. But his dumb ass producers

  • Darius Manson

    Darius Manson

     7 days ago

    I mean if I could afford 73k a month I wouldnt have a drug problem. Lmao lmao lmao

  • Jon B Baca

    Jon B Baca

     7 days ago

    I've been clean for 8 years with the help of rehab, and I'd like to share my experience. Two times I went to a small relatively cheap inpatient 30 day rehab center. The first time didn't stick, cause I didn't go fully of my own accord. Years later I went back truly desperate and it worked, and I'm still clean. Failing once or many times doesn't mean it's a bad rehab, and you should never give up because the alternative is a hellish life ending in early death. But tons of people I knew went to these luxury resort type rehabs, and never got better.Most were rich kids who are now dead or in prison. The more a rehab advertises like a spa resort, the less likely it's effective.
    My rehab was based on a 12 step program, but also included many other treatments like art and writing, yoga, exercise, and most importantly one on one counseling with licensed addiction counselors. They had good food (but not luxury food) and daily 12 step meetings, mainly led by ppl who got clean at that very center. But THE MOST IMPORTANT THING that kept me clean was that my second time, they made sure I didn't leave without a serious long term plan that included 6 months of intensive outpatient treatment, which included regular counseling 4 days a week, and they helped me pay for it with insurance and other help. If you think you'll spend a few weeks at a resort then return to your regular life and stay clean, you're dreaming. The biggest factor is continued outpatient treatment, including medication to address your particular addiction. If your rehab opens the exit door and says "you're cured!", expect to be back in the next 24 months. They should always strongly suggest continued treatment/counseling.

    Mainly, look for a rehab with certified LADAC addiction counselors, avoid the resort style places, stay at LEAST 30 days, and ALWAYS have a long term outpatient plan starting the day you leave. Rehab truly saved my life, and I regularly drive over an hour to my old rehab to tell my story. If it doesn't work the first or even the 3rd time don't give up, but make sure you're choosing a place that doesn't just want a shit ton of your money and could care less whether you get and stay better. Do your research, go to 12 step meetings and ask around about which places are best, but whatever you do, DON'T TRY TO DO IT BY YOURSELF. You are the problem, and you just can't fix yourself. Good luck!

  • Elton Ellie

    Elton Ellie

     14 days ago

    2020 yep i don't care😂