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Unread 01-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
NancyB
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Hi fsbald01, welcome. I'm sorry to hear of the situation with your sister. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do until she really wants to seriously get help. When she went to the rehabs, was it her choice? Are there any times she doesn't drink and can maybe listen to reason?

You can look to see if your state has any laws about hospitalizing someone involuntarily. If you're in Florida, they have the Baker Act, which is "...a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis."
http://www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us/Baker_act.htm

The important thing is that you and your family have to take care of yourselves. Have you looked into Alanon?
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
That has been a source of strength for others here.

Let us know how you are doing.

Nancy
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