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Should We Force Someone to Substance Abuse Treatment?

Forcing someone to treatment has always been a controversial subject. Some philosophies say that people have to be ready to go to treatment. Others that you need to force them, and they will be grateful when they are done with treatment.

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There is a simple question to ask yourself. Have I done everything possible to help this person? If you see a loved one trying to commit suicide. Are you gonna let him do it without intervening? Addiction is the same but just on a longer process. I have seen over the years, people being forced to treatment and regaining a sober and stable life.

Yes, do everything you can to help someone. If it does not succeed, then you will have tried, but if it succeeds, you will feel in peace, and the addict and everyone close to him will have gratitude.

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