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Heroin and opioid addictions are on the rise and have become a major public health problem. Massachusetts Gov.

Heroin and opioid addictions are on the rise and have become a major public health problem. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker proposed legislation that would give hospitals the power to force treatment on drug addicts. Is this an effective approach to the problem? Would you expect forced treatment to succeed? Why or why not? If you were an addictions counselor, how might you approach treatment of someone with substance dependence who is not in treatment by their own choice?

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Opioids actually is a class of drugs that consists of other illegal drugs. Heroine is a opioid and is very addictive made... View the full answer

Forced treatment may not be completely successful in all the cases. However, it should be noted that... View the full answer

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