My Mother..

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by ConstantReminder, Aug 4, 2008.

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  1. My Mother's been an alcoholic for many years, and she's been prescribed Effexor XR for quite a while now.. I'm aware that she shouldn't drink after she's taken her medication, but there isn't much I can do to stop her. She's threatened suicide multiple times this week, and I'm considering having her committed.

    I seriously don't know what to do.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Call the doctor that prescribes her meds and tell them what is going on. Ask what the recommendation would be. She does need help for her addiction, but until she is ready to deal with it, it won't do any good.
     
  3. I'm scared that if I explain the situation to her doctor, and he doesn't take the right course of action, she may seriously hurt herself. I've read about something called a MIW (mental inquest warrant) online, is this really an option? This may sound cruel to you, but I can't let her hurt herself.
     
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