What kind of help will an individual receive?

Once committed to a facility, an assessment will be completed regarding the person's need for detoxification. The length of time in a detoxification unit varies depending on the substance she/he is using, the amount of use, the time since her/his last use, and her/his overall health.

Once detoxification is complete she/he will receive rehabilitation services. This may or may not be in the same facility. Moreover, in the rehabilitation phase, the individual learns more about addiction, how to stay sober, and how to prevent relapse. Counselors then encourage individuals to engage in aftercare treatment services and supports.

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1. Is a Section 35 the only option?
2. How do I get someone committed to treatment under Section 35?
3. What happens once a petition is filed with the court?
4. How will the court decide what to do?
5. What happens next if the court orders her/him to be committed?
6. What kind of help will an individual receive?
7. What if she/he is too sick to go to a detoxification program?
8. What if they have a co-occurring mental health problem?
9. How long will the commitment be for?
10. Will a Section 35 commitment cure her/his alcohol or drug problem?
11. Can I go back to court if she/he drinks or uses other drugs again?