Involuntary Commitment

TitleInvoluntary Commitment
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Currie, RA, Jones, C, Pease, H, McNichol, J
Date Published12/2018
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractIn states like West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, which have seen a significant number of deaths by overdose during the recent heroin/opioid “epidemics,” an increasingly popular solution to protecting the addicts is civil commitment or involuntary commitment. Research suggests that those who are involuntarily committed have outcomes at least comparable to the outcomes for people who make the decision to seek inpatient treatment themselves.
NotesCase from the 2019 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit nc-nd/4.0/. © 2017 Robert Skipper, Robert A. Currie, Cynthia Jones, Heather Pease, and Jane McNichol.