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How do I start the process of getting a family member sectioned?
(East Taunton, MA, USA)
How do I start the process of getting my brother, who is very badly addicted to Oxycodone sectioned? He has been badly addicted to Oxycodone among other drugs, for the past 7-8 years.
Recently it’s gotten to the point where he is draining my parents not only emotionally but financially as well. He has also been making suicide threats on his own life when trying to get money out of my parents.
I have been trying to help my parents with suggestions on ways to help him, but they are unwilling to take my advise due to the fact that I myself am a recovering addict. I have almost 4 and a half years clean, but I feel as if they still look at me like I’m the same person I was 5 years ago.
I have suggested to my parents that my brothers problem is now at the point of no return and that if they really care about his well being the way I think they do, that they need to section him ASAP, but because they never sectioned me during the time I was actively using they now won’t section him.
I have tried to explain to them in every way possible that he is not the same person he once was but they refuse to go outside of our family for help. Unless it’s an inpatient rehab. Which he has now gone to and left early 9-10 times in the past 2-2.5 years.
I’m trying my best to stay clean myself but having to hear all the arguing and the way my brother disrespects me and my entire family has me at my wits end and I don’t know where to turn for help.
My brother takes any chance he gets, when alone with my parents, to try to make me look bad and makes stories up about me that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just to get the heat off himself. As far as they’re concerned; but more then half the time they believe his lies. I don’t know where to go or who to go to, but I need to know how I start the process of getting him sectioned into a rehab that he would not be able to leave early.
I know if he could get enough clean time together so he’s at the point of his brain starting to work the right way again then he might really have a chance. If anyone out there could help PLEASE lmk. To anyone that took the time to read this that might be going threw the same thing just know, it can get better. Good luck to all.
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– Matthew 7:7-8
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