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Mandatory Rehab for Drug Users Are Rebranded Jails

“With mandatory or coerced treatment, you actually have something that’s neither ethical nor effective,” said Leo Beletsky, professor of Law and Health Sciences at Northeastern University School of Law. “The evidence certainly does not support replacing incarceration with quote unquote mandatory rehab, which in many corners of this country looks pretty much like incarceration, just under a different name.”