Some People Ask Judges to Lock Them Up to Get Inpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

Some people addicted to heroin are asking judges to lock them up so they can get access to treatment for opioid addiction, NPR reports.

In Massachusetts, some people addicted to opioids are using a law designed for family members to commit loved ones to a locked facility if they are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others because of substance use. Thirty-eight states allow civil commitment for substance abuse, the article notes.

Full story of addicts trying to get opioid addiction treatment at

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