David R. Usher Wrote:
Feb 11, 2013 3:59 PM
It is far more likely to succeed than current restraining orders, which are not targeted and blow up the family. Traditional restraining orders result in an unfocused fight over kids, cars, bank accounts, and candlesticks. Our targeted restraining order narrows things down to 2 choices: seek recovery or "you lose it all". That is the biggest problem: placing the substance abuser where they only have two choices. Carrot and stick works far better than what we do today. Ask any substance abuse treatment center or spouse living with a substance abuser about this. The most frustrating thing in the whole world is to know that your spouse is a substance abuser, and you can't do anything about it except live with it or get a divorce.