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Involuntary treatment for substance use disorder: A misguided response to the opioid crisis

January 24, 2018


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Jennifer Wojciechowski
March 20, 2018

I agree with what was mentioned. I disagree with calling drug addiction a disorder. I think everyone has a habit or behavior that is self destructive to some extent. and I think especially in first world capitalist countries like America have a high drug problem because we are encouraged to “need” things we dont really need. we see it in advertisement all the time. addiction is as cultural and instinctual as it is psychological. but of course our government courts law officers and mental health providers won’t admitt addiction in America is culturally driven. the current culture keeps them in power. changing that culture can cost them their jobs. and two thirds of government workers especially law enforcement and the mental health providers that they employ or contrct with are capitalistic opportunists that exploit the suffering of others in an effort to ‘help” them but the truth is these are measured in keeping a revolving door to ensure the same and more addicted people keep coming in.

MH Advocate
February 13, 2018

It is easy to criticise – what would be more constructive is to suggest alternatives that could work.

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