Just another point. Someone has said earlier that we don't have forced rehab here - we do have rehab that can take place via interventions from family, friends and the place. I know of one in SA (haven't looked any further afield) - none in WA that i know of.
When I looked at the site of this place, they basically said that the outcome (in terms of how sober a person stayed) was dependent upon their frame of mind upon discharge, not upon entry. So theoretically, if a person went in not in their "acceptance" frame of mind, they still stand the same chance of rehabilitation as someone who has entered rehab off their own choice.
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09-02-2013 13:49 #231
09-02-2013 14:03 #232
This is from the website of the facility I referenced in my above post:
4. Treatment only works if the alcoholic wants it.
A 25 year study resulted in no statistical difference between self-referred clients and clients that entered treatment due to an intervention. It's not the willingness to go to treatment that matters. It's the willingness and commitment to continue working toward a healthy lifestyle when one leaves treatment that matters.
I wonder if we couldn't have court ordered rehab here, and then make intervention services more available. Because it takes a heck of a lot to have an addict seek help by themselves. I know a lot of people believe that addicts will reach out for help when they hit rock bottom, but a lot of addicts never reach bottom and bounce around in denial while others who do reach bottom, have lost all supports and are basically unable to seek help when they get to that stage as they have few resources.
09-02-2013 14:24 #233
09-02-2013 14:28 #234
Lock up risk-taking mothers
You really think a 15 year old should be locked up for smoking weed? That would be the best option?
Unless you've been an addict, I don't believe you can really understand just how screwy everything is inside your head. I wish society could meet people where they are at and support instead if vilify them.
09-02-2013 14:33 #235Senior Member
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And pot at 15? Half the country would be locked up if they decided to crack down on things like that. It is not ideal at all, but she was 15, that is really young to be pregnant and making big decisions and stuff, lots of people do stupid things at 15 and the majority come good in the end. I hardly think punishing her for the rest of her life is helpful to anyone, including the baby
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