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Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:26:00 PM »
source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/forced-rehab-mooted-in-addressing-drug-addiction-in-australia-plan/story-fnpp4dl6-1227530674571

Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan



DRUG users should be sent to rehabilitation detention centres for four months and consumption made a criminal offence, according to a hard-line plan submitted to the government.

Reverend Angel Roldan, who runs a charity which supports drug addicts, believes the government should adopt a system similar to one used by authorities in Singapore to tackle the ice crisis.

“We need new legislation and new laws,” Rev Roldan said.



The Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia calls for a a Singapore style approach of “tough love” to drug users.

Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan

Drug users should be sent to rehabilitation detention centres for four months, a radical plan says.

DRUG users should be sent to rehabilitation detention centres for four months and consumption made a criminal offence, according to a hard-line plan submitted to the government.

Reverend Angel Roldan, who runs a charity which supports drug addicts, believes the government should adopt a system similar to one used by authorities in Singapore to tackle the ice crisis.

“We need new legislation and new laws,” Rev Roldan said.

The Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia calls for a a Singapore style approach of “tough love” to drug users.

“In Singapore that’s what they did and they were able to apprehend people who needed rehabilitation.

“Families of addicts thanked (the authorities) for it.

“It is a different culture but the problems are the same ... the amount of money we invest in drug programs in Australia is crazy and the programs don’t work.”

The new plan concentrates on government and non-government organisations being involved in prevention, enforcement, treatment, rehabilitation and after-care.

Rev Roldan, founder of the charity Life Gate, has enlisted the help of Frankston state MP Paul Edbrooke and the Federal MP for Dunkley Bruce Billson in getting his plan off the ground.

“We will be submitting the plan to the ice taskforce for their perusal,” Mr Edbrooke said.

“There are a number of things in there that could work but also a number of things which, because of cultural differences between Australia and Singapore, might be difficult.”

Mr Billson said: “Drug addiction and the scourge of ice are devastating families and ruining individuals’ lives in our community.

“It is an issue I am deeply concerned about and share the burning aim of those caring for addicts ... to find better solutions.

“The number of people that bring forward ideas and insights from their first-hand experience shows the level of community concern.”

Rev Roldan is convinced his plan can help beat the scourge of ice on Victorian streets.

“You could call it tough love,” he said.

“They are forcing people to get well and beat their addiction.

“In Singapore they put drug addicts in detention centres for up to four months and detox them and teach them job skills. It has been very successful.”

In Singapore if a drug addict seeks help from a doctor that medical practitioner is required by law to send the addict’s details to the Central Narcotics Bureau.

The addict is then immediately sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.

Addicts are subject to random testing after they have finished their rehabilitation.

The Misuse of Drugs Act gives police the power to search anyone they suspect of drug use or trafficking, without a warrant.

People convicted of drug trafficking face the death penalty.

Reverend Angel Roldan’s plan to tackle drugs

— Change existing drug laws in Australia.

— Give authorities the power to force addicts to spend months in drug rehabilitation detention centres.

— Rev Roldan says the Singapore approach of “tough love” has worked for 20 years.

— Singapore has one of the lowest rates of drug abuse worldwide, according to government statistics.

— Fewer than 20 per cent of addicts released from prison or drug rehabilitation centres relapse within two years.

— If a drug addict seeks help from a doctor that medical practitioner is required to send the addict’s details to the Central Narcotics Bureau.

— The addict is then immediately sent to a drug rehabilitation centre.

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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 10:33:42 PM »
Very interesting read. Seems slightlyyy different from say the Netherlands or Portugal's stand point which has shown to "work" as well. Polar opposite's but both seem better option's then USA's current stand point.
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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 11:21:01 AM »
"FORCED" anything NEVER FUCKING WORKS...PERIOD!!!
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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 12:45:45 PM »
"FORCED" anything NEVER FUCKING WORKS...PERIOD!!!

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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 07:52:31 PM »
I really don't think the typical Australian has the balls to go with a plan as tough as Singapore's. How about decriminalisation or outright legalisation?   

Has worked in other places quite well, as others have pointed out.

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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 09:39:30 PM »
"Reverend Angel Roldan, who runs a charity which supports drug addicts, believes the government should adopt a system similar to one used by authorities in Singapore to tackle the ice crisis."

This guys "support" is not very supportive.
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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 12:40:34 AM »
Forcing someone to do something they don't want to do
Don't they call that rape?
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Re: Forced rehab mooted in Addressing Drug Addiction in Australia plan
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 01:02:44 PM »
I don't see this passing in Australia.  It's too "Western."

Rev. Roldan's approach is a tad more extreme, but this has Teen Challenge written all over it IMO.  Fuck Teen Challenge and their Christian-based "help."  Bunch of homophobic bigots.  And I highly doubt any type of faith-based rehab, forced or elective, is actually going to work in the long run. 

As others have said, The Netherlands' and Portugal's policies work too.  He's choosing the extreme, right-winged, forced abstinence approach b/c of his religious bias. 

He's acting as an evangelist.  A drug rehab evangelist.  The worst kind, b/c you can't slam the door in his face in this scenario. 
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