It wasn't an insult, it was an expression of happiness that your comments indicate you clearly know little about addiction (which is almost certainly a good thing).
Originally Posted by AGENT J
As of the drafting of that article, she was. Who knows how she's doing now. Hopefully better.
3.) IMO no its not and there is also going to be a court case to determine that. Nothing noble at all about assuming. Innocent first.
ALso her pregnancy was found to be normal and id say its safe to "guess" ( i admit its a guess)[/quote]
(the two bolded statements right in a row made me chuckle)
Neither of us knows, I suppose. But if we stepped back from this particular story and just thought in general terms about what would justify suspension of a pregnant addict's liberties for the safety of her fetus, I imagine we would come up with the following (in a nutshell):
there were no drugs in her system the second time when they forced her to medical exams since they didnt mention it.
1) A substance abuse treatment professional, social worker or mental health professional clinician who determines based upon a face-to-face assessment of a pregnant client that observable evidence supports probable cause of intoxication by alcohol or other drugs harmful to a fetus may petition the the courts for a 72-hour hold at a designated substance abuse treatment facility for the purposes of emergency evaluation and determination of substance use detrimental to the health of the fetus. The petition shall require the petitioner to document observable facts in support of the necessity of the 72-hour hold to the judge or magistrate with jurisdiction over substance abuse treatment and behavioral health commitment holds for the area.
2) Staff employed by the substance abuse treatment facility at which patients committed under (1) shall immediately perform a urinalysis or other screening that will reliably determine the presence of harmful intoxicants in the mother's body. For respondents whose screenings are negative for any harmful intoxicants, they shall be released immediately.
3) Bad faith petitions are a felony.
4) Within the 72 hours of the hold, a hearing will determine any need for further commitment for substance abuse treatment taking into account the immediate health concerns of both the mother and fetus.
I think that sounds like a decent start on statutory procedure that will promote the health of not only the fetus, preventing substance-induced static encephalopathy, but also of the mother, who certainly does not benefit from continued abuse of substances.