We've tried to warn you. Now it's
already too late in forty states.



If you're a U.S. citizen, you'd better be quiet, well-behaved and pleasantly conformist. Involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) is law in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), largely a drug company front group, has pushed hard for IOC in every state and territory - and NAMI is winning.
In six states (Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin) the "make your home a loony bin" law is backed up with a NAMI-inspired double whammy, the Program of Assertive Community Treatment. PACT, they call it. It calls for Nurse Nasty to knock at your door twice a day. You must answer the door with a beverage and swallow your dose on the spot. Otherwise, this "hospital without walls" can get a court order to stick you in a psych ward.

Your treatment team--police, professionals, loved ones -- will gather to strategize on returning you to normalcy. Their strategy might be a quick trip to a lockup, or round-the-clock peer pressure to take your medicine.
  The "medicine" might be Prolixin, Haldol, Clozapine or any of a hundred heavy-duty neuroleptics. Your dose might even be what the industry calls a "depot injection," a subcutaneous implant that lasts for days.
Our good friends at Dendron copped the photos at left from the industry training video, "Hospital Without Walls." Catch the full investigative report in Dendron's Winter '98-99 issue. Send $3 for a single post-paid sample of Dendron, or join Mouth in becoming a member of Support Coalition International (donation $20, agencies $30; add $5 outside USA) and get Dendron and access to its active website free. -LG ...(Reproduced with permission from Mouth, Voice of the Disability Nation.) Copyright 1998, Free Hand Press.

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