A measure of last resort

Forcing teens into drug detox

April 9, 2008 | by Peter Jon Mitchell , Senior Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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  1. Alberta bill allows parents force kids into detox (2005, April 17) CTV.ca retrieved December 4, 2007 from http://canadiancrc.com/articles /CTV_Alberta_parents_force_kids_detox_17APR05.htm
  2. Parents forcing children into detox thanks to new act (2006, July 12) CBC News retrieved April 2, 2008 from http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2006/07/12/detox-act.html
  3. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (2007, November 27) More than 600 families benefit from provincial drug treatment program. (media release) retrieved December 3, 2007 from http://www.aadac.com/documents/AADAC_PCHAD_FINAL_nov_2007.pdf
  4. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (2007) Evaluation of the services under the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act: Summary report. Edmonton, p. 24.retrieved December 3, 2007 from http://www.aadac.com/documents/PChADSumReport-electronic.pdf
  5. Ibid., 23.
  6. Mugford, R., Weekes, J. (2006) Mandatory and coerced treatment. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Retrieved April 3, 2008 from http://www.ccsa.ca/nr/rdonlyres/379bfb3a-02a1-49b3-9abb-ccef7ef9a811/0/ccsa0036482006.pdf
  7. Evaluation of the services, p.23.