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My husband is an alcholic who is Bipolar, Schizphrenic, and

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My husband is an alcholic who is Bipolar, Schizphrenic, and ADHD.   He will jot get the help he desparately needs. He will not allow me to put him into the hospital. What can I do? He has the whole family in an uproar.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Age: 58; Female, Maryland


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I had him admitted to Prince George Hospital Psyche ward and he was transfered to Dominion Hospital a pschatric hospital for a month. he was alson admitted to the psche ward at Southern Maryland Hospital.
Expert:  JR, M.A. replied 8 years ago.
Hi Kelly,

If he is refusing treatment, there are only a couple of options. First, if you believe he is suicidal, homicidal, or significantly unable to care for himself, you might consider having him involuntarily committed. That is, you can literally call the police and let them know about his condition and your concern for his safety, and they will come pick him up and get a psych eval done at the hospital. If the screener determines that he is unable to be safe outside the hospital, they can have in involuntarly committed for a period of time. However, there is a good chance that he may not be involuntarily committed and may become even more paranoid. I suggest that you carefully evaluate how much danger your husband is in and make a decision in his best interest. I would seriously consider calling the police if you are truly worried that something bad might happen soon.

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