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Sectioning: When to Consider Forcing Your Loved One into Treatment

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“Sectioning,” or using the courts to force your loved one into treatment, is an extreme tool, and not optimal. It conflicts with some of the pillars of the CRAFT method, but it’s also sometimes unavoidable. Use the CRAFT skills to understand when danger is acute, and enough to warrant sectioning.


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