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Kazakhstan will no longer be forced to treat patients with alcohol, drug addiction and substance abuse

Since January 2015, Kazakhstan will no longer be forced to treat patients with alcohol, drug addiction and substance abuse, the correspondent of YK-news.kz reported. Cancellation of compulsory treatment is associated with a corresponding exception of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Kazakhstan articles of the new Code. "Extremely repressive measures for patients with alcohol, drug addiction or substance abuse wre excluded , which were in the Administrative Code before" - says the Deputy Minister of Justice of RK Zauresh Baymoldina. - Compulsory treatment limits the rights and freedoms of citizens. Now, according to the minister, drug adn alcohol addicts will be placed in the specialized treatment centers depending on the patients' needs.