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Innovative Courts

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.