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This paper provides a comprehensive overview of state statutes regarding involuntary commitment of individuals with substance use disorders and/or alcoholism with an emphasis on inpatient involuntary treatment not related to pending criminal charges. An overview of the constitutional aspects of involuntary commitment and a two-part NAMSDL News series on involuntary commitment are forthcoming. Read more »

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