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  • Is it addiction treatment or prison? A look inside a state center for involuntary commitments

    WBUR - 09/13/2017

    Leo Beletsky, an associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University, says people are so desperate that they are willing to disregard someone’s civil liberties to get any type of care, even if there is little evidence about whether it works.

    “The treatment sector in the state, as well as nationally, is in dire need of reform,” Beletsky said. “The answer is not to keep people by force in bad treatment but to put in treatment that is respectful and effective.”

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