Table 2.

Characteristics of Civil Commitment Cases Seen by Court Clinicians

CharacteristicsResponseDid Not Respond
Respondent substance use, %
 Heroin61.18 ± 19.515
 Fentanyl43.76 ± 24.444
 Other opioid(s)22.40 ± 17.893
 Alcohol59.90 ± 20.944
 Cocaine36.25 ± 22.165
 Stimulants19.27 ± 14.217
 Benzodiazepines36.55 ± 21.91
 Cannabis69.73 ± 28.697
 Other17.33 ± 13.79
Respondent risk behaviors, %
 Imminent danger to self5.73 ± 0.84
 Imminent danger to others5.26 ± 0.70
 Inability to care for/protect self4.34 ± 0.84
 Miscellaneous/unclear4.20 ± 1.02
Concordance between judicial decision and evaluator recommendation, %89.66 ± 7.48
Ever recommended commitment without full criteria met? (yes), n19 (65.52)4
  • Data are presented as mean ± SD or n. n = 33 respondents.