Breaking the addiction is the aim of a new approach to dealing with young people struggling with drug problems in South Australia.
New laws are being introduced in State Parliament today.
Teenagers and young people would be forcibly held in mandatory rehab for up to a year, if they pose a danger to themselves, others and are unwilling to get help.
Health Minister Stephen Wade says the bill will allow for flexible responses depending on individual and family circumstances.
National stats show 43 per cent of Aussies aged 14 and older have used an illicit drug.
The legislation would include mandatory rehab as a last resort for "out of control" teenagers.