Compulsory addiction treatment: toward evidence-based policy and practice

Funding body: Vancouver Island Health Authority

Background: The study consists of a systematic review of the evidence on compulsory addiction treatment (defined as treatment that has been mandated or required by the legal system, child protection services, or employers). We are using a theory-based approach to systematic review, called realist review, in which the different contexts and proposed mechanisms of compulsory addiction treatment are spelled out and linked explicitly to outcomes. 

Progress to date: A theory-based review of evidence on compulsory treatment is well underway, using structured templates and analytical frameworks developed by the project team for this study.