Studies show that treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. The criminal justice system, for example, uses drug courts to mandate treatment for non-violent offenders. Studies show that 75 percent of drug court graduates remain arrest-free at least two years after completing treatment, and that treatment reduces crime as much as 45 percent more than other sentencing options.

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