"Addiction treatment bonanza: How urine tests rake in millions"


Like thousands of other families, when an out-of-state couple last year sent their 23-year-old son to Palm Beach County for addiction treatment, they understood his recovery could be lengthy and pricey.

What they didn’t anticipate was the bill that arrived weeks after he finished treatment: a six-figure tab, not for counseling or medical care, but for the humblest of drug screens — peeing into a cup.

The total charge for nine months of tests: $304,318.

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