The deadline for compulsory treatment of drug addicts

During the press conference, held on 25 June, the representative of the Federal service for drug control Evgeny Shevchenko announced the proposal of the Department on organization in Russia special prisons for criminals, drug addicts.

It is assumed that the creation of such specialized agencies will not only contribute to the treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners, drug abusers, but also to prevent the involvement in the drug use of other prisoners.

Next Evgeny Shevchenko raised the subject of compulsory treatment of drug addicts. He noted that today, the drug addicts, the patient may leave treatment at any stage and by law cannot be forced to continue therapy. On the proposal of the representative of the Federal drug control service, the minimum period of compulsory stay addict in the medical institution must be legally restricted.

The chief psychiatrist of the Ministry of health Yevgeny Bryun supported the proposal for compulsory treatment of drug addicts, representing a danger to the public. According to him, 25-30 percent of drug users are a danger to society.

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Previously Bruin was against compulsory treatment of drug addicts. He believed that, first of all, the government should worry about the prevention of the use and the urge to reject the drug.

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