WMU News

Pros and cons of coercive drug treatment

Sept. 30, 2004

KALAMAZOO--An authority on drug addiction will talk about the benefits and drawbacks of coercive drug treatment during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium on the Western Michigan University campus.

Dr. Michael Liepman is a family therapist, addiction psychiatrist, director of research at the Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and medical director of the Jim Gilmore Jr. Treatment Center. His talk, titled "To Treat Coercibly or Not to Treat: Dilemmas in Dealing with Substance Abuse," is sponsored by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society.

The program is supported by the Michael K. and Shirley Bach Endowment for the Ethics Center. For more information, contact the center at (269) 387-4397 or <ethicscenter@wmich.edu>, or visit the center on the Web at <www.wmich.edu/ethics>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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