Posted by Lisa Simpson on April 29, 2002, at 10:31:42
Hi guys. I got my appointment with alcohol counselling today... and it was terrifying! Very in-depth interviewing. They asked me at one point if I had ever considered suicide, and I said yes, the thought had occurred to me a couple of times... and then when he asked me how I was going to do it, I back-pedalled madly saying that of course I hadn't meant it seriously because I remembered someone saying on this site to be careful not to use the word suicide, or you'll get committed! Anyhow, they say they can't do an 'in-home' detox because I have been having fits, and it wouldn't be safe. So they want to take me into hospital... for two weeks! I said I would have to think about it, and went home. I am now worried in case they force me to do something I don't want because I have a nine-year old daughter, and they are concerned for her safety, or something. Has anyone here ever been hospitalised for detox? Can they force me to do this, or try to get involved with care for my daughter? I am worried.