A February 2016 “Physician Health News”article written by Dr. Robert Dupont entitled “An Outsider Looks at PHP Care Management” is analogous to Willy Wonka writing a paper called “An Outsider Looks at Chocolate Factories.”
“I’m only here for a four day evaluation”– T-shirt sold at Talbott Recovery Center
The New York Times article below written by Robert Dupont advocates coercion to facilitate addiction treatment.
Inherent in the current chronic brain disease model of addiction is the importance of external control. The addict has an uncontrollable brain disease and in denial so we must make decisions for him. Coercion is certainly justifiable in some cases. Someone deep in the throes of addiction or alcoholism may indeed require coercion to get the help they need. Coercion could save their life.
But that is not what we are talking about here. Claiming that the addict has an uncontrollable disease is increasingly being used to to exert control over individuals regardless of whether they need to be treated. The “I’m only here for a four-day evaluation” T-shirts were sold at Talbott Recovery Center, one of the specialized assessment and treatment…
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