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HelloThis is Samuel.You can contact your local police and tell them you would like to have him involuntarily committed for alcoholism. They will then place him in a state hospital for a 96 hour evaluation. I suggest, if you view THIS LINK you can contact the The Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) Hotline for your county and they can fully direct you on how best to proceed in your and your son's best interest.SO at this juncture you do not need a court order. Once there is an evaluation, the medical staff with contact you and they will move forward to get the order for an inpatient rehab if necessary.
I am sorry to hear of this matter and I suggest you consider making that call today as the Hotline is available 24/7/365
The initial period is for up to 96 hours, excluding weekends and certain holidays. After the initial period, the person's treating physician and treatment team will decide if further detention, evaluation, and treatment are needed. If so, the treating psychiatrist and treatment team may initiate a court hearing for the appropriate time frame, 21 days, 90 days, or one year for mental health treatment and 30 or 90 days for alcohol or drug treatment.
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