When Dr. Leonard Masters of Jacksonville, Fla., attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, he, like the others, would say he was an alcoholic.

Now, however, Masters claims he wasn’t telling the truth. He says he was forced to attend the meetings to keep his medical license after being intentionally misdiagnosed as “alcohol dependent” by Talbott Recovery Systems Inc. of Atlanta. He says he was forced to spend nearly four months hospitalized at its treatment center in College Park, and he calls that false imprisonment.

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