Worse than jail: Addicts civilly committed say DOC abused them and failed to treat them
Boston Globe - 07/14/2017
“Massachusetts families are desperate for solutions, but increased reliance on Section 35 is not the way to go,” said Leo Beletsky, associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University School of Law. Health and state officials need to find alternative ways to get immediate and intensive treatment for people coping with addiction, he said.
“There are serious logistical, financial, and other barriers to receiving on-demand treatment and related services in this state,” Beletsky said.