Inside the rehab farm run by ex-addicts and convicts, where medication and therapists are replaced with chopping wood and making cheese

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/therapist-free-rehab-farm-helping-addicts-get-back-on-feet-2019-9?international=true&r=US&IR=T

Everywhere you look, men and women are working hard. They're cutting wood, tilling fields, milking cows, stirring cheese and harvesting courgettes. At first glance, Fleckenb├╝hl looks like any ordinary farm. That is, until the workers start talking about their former lives: about drugs and violence; the highs and the comedowns; friends and enemies; freedom and prison. They speak about what life is like at rock bottom, what it was like before coming to the farm.