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The Substance Addiction Act

People with a severe substance addiction and severely impaired capacity to make decisions about engaging in treatment for that addiction, are assessed and treated by order of this Act.

The Substance Addiction Act

The Act outlines the processes to be followed, and the rights of anyone placed under the Act.

The intention is to protect them from serious harm, stabilise their health, protect and enhance their mana and dignity, and restore their capacity to make informed decisions about further treatment and substance use.

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