Should We Force Addicts Into Rehab?

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The use of involuntary commitment for drug addiction is rising. And in many places, lawmakers are trying to create or strengthen laws allowing authorities to force people into treatment. But critics, including many doctors, law enforcement officials, and civil rights advocates, say that involuntary commitment mostly doesn’t work and may raise the danger of overdose for those who relapse after treatment. Read more in this interesting article from the Associated Press.

In the Addiction Battle, Is Forced Rehab the Solution?