Stop' easy as that?
You think mothers should lose rights to their children because of an eating disorder too? If bub is all good when born you don't think that mum can be a good mum even though she struggles with an extremely complex disorder?
I think the largest issue here isn't whether or not people should go to rehab, if they have addiction problems (yes, you can even put a lot of eating disorders in that category too), also include here mental health like depression and anxiety, then I think it goes without saying they need to get help.
The biggest problem is that there aren't the facilities available for people with these sort of problems. We can sit here and argue till we're blue in the face whether someone should be forced to go to rehab, but until there are places available, the arguements mean nothing.
Whilst the laws state that you can get someone into treatment if they are at risk of harming themselves or someone else, it's pretty darned hard to prove. And the person has to display some pretty high end range behaviours. The problem is that by the time they display these behaviours, they have harmed the people around them (and this would include an unborn baby) unimaginably. By the way, I'm talking emotional, financial, or physical or whatever abuse.
If someone has a mental health disorder - the treatment places are usually equipped to help deal with this too, as a huge number of the people who have addictions also have mental health disorders.
What we should be arguing here is how do we get more facilities, as the other arguement is moot until the first point is solved
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Totally agree P that is the sad truth if it there is way more addicts than there are treatment facilities and many of them are private costly ones so unless you have a family or friend willing to foot the bill it is out of reach for most.
When I was looking to help someone - the best one seemed to be $18000 for 8weeks (then follow up for the next 12months - who has $18k upfront?
Yerp it's very expensive and not garnered to work, they also have to want to get and stay clean its a hard road
I agree, I was looking to get a family member into rehab, the private ones were far too expensive and the public ones had waiting list that went on for years. All of this for a much loved family member who doesn't want to go to rehab in the first place.
I think we can all agree that more needs to be done. There is not enough available.
I think compassion is one of the most important virtues we can teach our kids, and mothers who lack this virtue would be MUCH better mothers if they could learn it.
Last edited by Annabella; 10-02-2013 at 13:17. Reason: spelling
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