Should People With Drug Addictions Be Forced Into Rehab?

Should People With Drug Addictions Be Forced Into Rehab?

Alecia Gordon is quick to admit that forced drug treatment was a good thing for her son. He was 19 years old when he entered a court-mandated program for the first time. She believes it saved his life. “If it wasn’t court-ordered, he really might not have survived,” Gordon said. Mandatory rehab turned out to be a good thing for Gordon’s son, whose only other option was jail time with no treatment at all. However, many researchers suspect that forcing people into short-term drug treatment programs may not be enough to help them stay sober long term. This hasn’t stopped...

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