Taiwan's Dual-Track System for Drug Use "Addiction Treatment" and "Observation or Rehabilitation": Alternative Treatment Mode for Early Drug Use and Cohesive Treatment Mode for Re-Offending
Taiwan’s current legal system provides a parallel mode of “addiction treatment” or “observation or rehabilitation” (including compulsory rehabilitation program) for people who use heroin, amphetamines, and other drugs. How does it work? What is the view of the two judgments made by the Supreme Court in accordance with the procedures of the Grand Criminal Court? In order for readers to understand the similarities and differences between addiction treatment and observation or rehabilitation, and which is more beneficial to the defendant? Is there a mutually exclusive relationship between the two, or can they replace each other? This article explains and clarifies these issues.