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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:59 PM

Is there some progressive argument for the age of consent

for drug treatment to be age 13? So that a child cannot be treated for heroin addiction, for example, unless he or she consents? This kind of shocked me.

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2203545/Heroin-problem-in-Puget-Sound-area-getting-younger?google_editors_picks=true

If you don't have insurance, he says your child has to "cross the line," either by getting kicked out of school or committing a drug crime and face legal charges. "If that's your access into treatment, then you've already slipped pretty far down the scale with your addiction," he says.

There are other barriers. The age of consent for drug treatment in Washington is 13 years old and the state has no lock-down facilities. Once your kid hits that age, your child has to agree to go to treatment. At any point, they can decide they no longer want to continue getting help and check themselves out.

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Drale Feb 2013 #1

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:09 PM

1. Who ever decided this was the kings of morons

because a 13 year old who is a heroin addict has already shown an aptitude for making good choices in their lives and should be able to decide if their an addict or not.

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