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Addiction Recovery Research Center

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

2 Riverside Circle

Roanoke, VA  24016

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Phone: 540-315-0205

Email: iqrr@vtc.vt.edu

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John Pastor, FBRI Director of Communications

Phone: 540-526-2222

Email: jdpastor@vt.edu

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    US News: Is forcing people with substance use disorder into drug treatment a good idea? (8 min)

    July 19, 2018: A recent article from US News describes how many states allow for judges to order compulsory treatment for substance addictions, which can have positive benefits. However, many facilities do not offer evidence-based treatment programs, and compulsory treatment itself is linked with higher rates of fatal overdoses. You can read more about the pros and cons here.