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The ethics and effectiveness of coerced treatment of people who use drugs

Stevens, Alex (2012) The ethics and effectiveness of coerced treatment of people who use drugs. Human Rights and Drugs, 2 (1). pp. 7-16. ISSN 2046-4843. (KAR id:29903)

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Abstract

In the context of international debates about ways to reduce the harms related to

coerced treatment of people who use drugs. It uses established standards of human

of coerced treatment (compulsory treatment and quasi-compulsory treatment,

drug users and drug dependent offenders). It argues that compulsory treatment is

treatment (i.e. treatment that is offered as an alternative to a punishment

dependent offenders who are facing a more restrictive penal sanction, but is not

which suggests that QCT may be as effective as voluntary treatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Taryn Duhig
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 11:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29903 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stevens, Alex: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4878-3871
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