Should I send daughter to inpatient?

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LisaS
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Should I send daughter to inpatient?

Postby LisaS » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:58 pm

Hello All,

I am really hoping someone will respond. I feel like I am losing it all together. One of my daughter's (daughter is 17) counselors just recommended we send her to an inpatient program at a drug and alcohol center with dual diagnosis care for anywhere from 2-6 months about three hours away. On top of that she is threatening to report me for medical neglect of I refuse. I knew my daughter had experimented with a lot of things over the last two years, but we really clamped down on her freedoms. I really don't think she is an alcoholic. She hasn't had a drink in two weeks. She suffers from genetic (from me) major depressive disorder and extreme anxiety as well as being mildly autistic. She self harms and thinks about suicide very often. Currently she sees a psychiatrist once a month, a regular counselor once a week, and a drug and alcohol counselor twice a week. She does take a couple MEDS too. In addition, the poor girl is stuck with me. I suffer from MDD, anxiety, and PTSD.
Should I send her to the D&A treatment facility? Will her mental health be okay in there? Any advice, cautionary tales, or ideas? Feel free to reply to this post or to send me a PM.

Sincerely,
LisaS

Jstar845
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Re: Should I send daughter to inpatient?

Postby Jstar845 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Hello, Thanks for posting. I appreciate your strength through this difficult situation. I know that you want the best and do the best for your daughter. She should get the help she needs as she is seeing counselors as well. If she gets help now this can prevent future addiction and this could make a difference in her life while she's younger. Evaluate and see if this is what you want and let it be your decision not your daughters. I wish you the best.


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