Imprisonment disrupts treatment and endangers recovery. Yet every year, thousands of Massachusetts residents are subjected to invasive drug testing as a condition of probation—and if relapse occurs, many are sent back to jail. Suffering from addiction is not a crime – so it’s time for Massachusetts to stop treating it like one.

 

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