After criminal convictions, many people with substance use disorder are placed on probation with the condition they remain completely drug free. They are often jailed when they relapse, setting back recovery and removing them from treatment that helps keep them clean. Is that fair, when relapse is a common symptom of their disease (and many others)? Written & Produced by: Trevor Zavagno.
- Lisa Newman-Polk, attorney and social worker, Ayer, MA
- Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction, Boston Medical Center and former Director, National Drug Control Policy
- Dr. Barbara Herbert, Immediate Past President, Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine
- Dr. Sally Satel, addiction psychiatrist and Lecturer, Yale University School of Medicine and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Links for more info:
- “She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?” – New York Times