What if she/he is too sick to go to a detoxification program?

Some individuals may have complicated medical conditions that cannot be appropriately treated in a standard detoxification unit. They may require what is called a Level 4 program which would be in a hospital setting, if they have conditions such as the following:

  • Acute liver disease
  • Biomedical problems that need stabilization and 24 hour medical management, observation, or evaluation
  • Cardiovascular disorders that require monitoring
  • Infectious open sores
  • Major head trauma or loss of consciousness that requires monitoring
  • Medical conditions that require a higher level of medications

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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?