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Table 5 Relative frequency (percentage) of criteria applied in three types of law on CCC in mental health law, social law and criminal legislation and in total of all three types (n = 39)

From: European laws on compulsory commitment to care of persons suffering from substance use disorders or misuse problems– a comparative review from a human and civil rights perspective

  Mental health Social Criminal Total
n = 12 6 21 39
Danger to self or others 92 83 48 67
Substance related criminality 33 17 91 62
Substance dependence and harmful use 17 67 71 54
Co-morbidity 67 50 38 49
Acute incapacity related to intoxication 33 83 38 44
Inapplicable voluntary care 25 67 10 23
Potential harmful use of drugs or alcohol 0 50 19 18
Misuse and pregnancy 0 17 10 8