As a response to the original post “Should Addicts Be Forced Into 12-Step Rehab Programs?”
Author: Trevor Butterworth – URL: http://thestatsblog.wordpress.com/2007/11/28/should-addicts-be-forced-into-12-step-rehab-programs/
“For some persons the remedy should be merely prescribed; in the case of others, it should be forced down their throats.” — Seneca: Letter 27 – On the Good which Abides
NO REMEDIES have to be forced down the throat of HUMANS unless the case involves an emergency situation (e.g., activated charcoal administered through a nasogastric tube in a patient seriously intoxicated with organophosphates).
Treatments have to be sought by a patient willing to receive medical treatment for their condition (e.g., drug addiction).
Prescriptions (pharmacological or non-pharmacological) must be discussed with the patient.
Forced interventions such as forced psychiatric therapy (used sometimes to addict patients) is considered as torture by governmental (e.g, United Nations) and non-profit organizations (e.g., Mad in America). I also name It as torture: red or blue…
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