Ethics, Youth and the Opioid Crisis

What do we do when youth are in danger of dying as a result of severe substance use? Is it ethical to force youth into treatment against their will? For this article, I collaborated with four other clinical ethicists to present an analysis of ethical issues involved in the use of secure care for youth with severe substance use disorders.

Clark, B. A., Preto, N., Everett, B., Young, J. M., & Virani, A. (2018). An ethical perspective on the use of secure care for youth with severe substance use. CMAJ.