This is utterly obscene; it is abundantly clear that pain patients & the disabled have ZERO civil rights any more, & everyone including the ACL-Useless apparently thinks that’s as it should be.
How a Paraplegic Drug User Became a Victim of Involuntary Commitment– by Christopher Moraff – Feb 2019
New laws make it easy for anyone accused of having an addiction problem to be committed if they don’t agree to whatever treatment is recommended for them.
Involuntary commitment for people accused of having an addiction and not actively participating in treatment for it is becoming more common as more laws are being passed to make this legal.
Barely a day passes on my beat without my meeting someone with a harrowing story about the impact of zero-tolerance drug policies on their lives. But few of these stories have impacted me personally as much as that of a young man I’ll call “Jay.”
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