The plaintiff, a Massachusetts resident described in the 37-page lawsuit as having a long history of opioid addiction in addition to a chronic brain disease and disability, alleges that he is among those who’ve been discriminatorily expelled from the Salvation Army’s residential Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Programs (ARCs) due to opioid addiction and their participation in MAT.
The Salvation Army’s ARCs provide participants with housing and basic living necessities for roughly six months, during which the individuals are expected to live on site, be sober, attend church and work full-time at the defendants’ thrift stores without wages, the lawsuit says. Per the complaint, the Salvation Army relies on “a steady stream of program participants who do not have anywhere else to go,” and the defendants’ ARCs are in many communities the only rehabilitation option available for those with opioid addiction. Many ARC participants arrive from court placements, probation or prison, and become enrolled in the programs as an alternative to incarceration, the case relays.
尽管垫子中的医生中的“实质性共识”是阿片类药物成瘾的标准，但救赎军队仍然禁止垫子，即使是在他们寻求或被命令参加被告的那些已经服用医生规定的药物的人’ rehabilitation services, the lawsuit alleges. The complaint scathes that the Salvation Army has failed to update its ARCs to keep up with modern best practices and standards of care for opioid addiction to the detriment of individuals such as the plaintiff: