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Drug Treatment Court

Drug Treatment Courts: 20 Years of Uncounted Deaths

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

The continued stigmatization of those with drug and alcohol abuse have perpetuated a drug treatment court system that is hiding and destroying data that does not match the image of their marketing agents.

Drug Treatment Court: Forced Medical Care and Behavior Modification

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

The stigma of those with drug and alcohol abuse as both sick and bad continues to drive the court to force both cure and punishment. Under this stigma, drug treatment courts will continue to funnel participants to ineffective court sponsored programs that monitor behavior masked as a cure.

Reevaluating Drug Courts: No Mother Should Have to Go Through What I Did

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

No mother should have to face what I've had to -- the death of a promising and cherished son. We need to hold drug courts accountable to protect everyone who needs them. No one should face punishment for seeking lifesaving treatment.