Won't Commit and Can't be Committed
Jim LaPierre Says...
Hi there and thank you for your question.
My heart goes out to you and to your children. The pain caused by an active alcoholic can be devastating. I'm sorry to share with you that no, it is not possible to have him committed to treatment. They would hold him only until he is medically stable and then allow him to leave. Your children and yourself need to understand and accept that you did not create this, cannot prevent this and are not in any way responsible for it. I highly recommend reading about adult children of alcoholics. Janet Woititz has the very best books on the subject. I recommend Al Anon & Nar Anon as systems of support from people who have been/are where you are.
Talk with each other - share and support one another by sharing your grief and feelings.
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