Will new legislation address the dilemmas raised by a century-old Act for involuntary treatment of addiction?
In September 2012, the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 was adopted in New South Wales, to better manage people requiring involuntary treatment for substance dependence. The new Act formally replaced the outdated, century-old Inebriates Act 1912 (NSW). Here, we explain why the new legislation was needed and what advances in management it will enable.
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