Saturday, March 2

Forced treatment for poor Brazilians drug addicts in São Paulo

All the news the world is receiving from Brazil depicts the wonders of
the country that has reached a paradise era.
It's not like that and there are numerous human rights violations being committed every five minutes.
I wrote a post at my blog justAna about a drug dealer who was arrested in a mental institution.
At the hospital drug addicts can have illegal and legal drugs that they are prescribed allegedly to "help them keep away from the illegal drugs". They end up addicted to both.

Now this:

"The state government has created an Anti-Drugs Commission comprised of judges and lawyers in order to allow the involuntary internment of adults addicted to crack,"


If a crack user is picked up and refuses treatment, a judge can order immediate hospitalization if doctors attest that the user is no longer in control of their actions.

Rio de Janeiro tried to adopt a similar measure last year, but human rights groups fought the move on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Mandatory treatment is generally reserved for minors in the state*.

The Sao Paulo government launched the initiative as part of a drive to eliminate open air drug markets known as "cracolandias," or "crack lands," that have sprung up throughout the city due to the increasing use of the drug.


Human Rights activists are trying hard to stop this absurd and Nazi treatment of people who are fragile.

Social movements protesting as expected compulsory admissions

 "Social movements do early on Monday (21) an act in front of the Reference Center of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (Cratod) in the center of the state capital, to protest against the move of the state government that intends to become more agile measures of compulsory hospitalization or involuntary addicts in Sao Paulo. For organizations concerned with human rights and combating anti-asylum, the initiative would be more efficient, in fact, if there was the political strengthening of psychosocial care.

They are beginning the end and not the beginning. Today, if you have a situation of involuntary commitment in Cidade Tiradentes, mothers go where? Coming from there to here [in Cratod]? What we need is to have a social democratic, universal and scope of these families, the priest explained Lancelloti Julius, a member of the Archdiocese Pastoral de Rua de São Paulo. He advocates the installation of Psychosocial Care Centers Alcohol and Drugs (Caps AD) in all districts of the city.

The novelty of the measure assert that begins today is the partnership between health professionals of the state, prosecutor and Court of São Paulo. It will be installed on the same Cratod on duty daily, from 9h to 13h, to streamline the processes of involuntary or compulsory drug addicts, especially those who attend Cracolândia in central

According to the secretary of the Justice and Defense of Citizenship, Eloisa Sousa Arruda, protocols are being adhered to the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as human rights."


* These  minors are treated in the most dreadful way staying at places where they learn nothing but to be exposed to criminal activities.


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