Many of you have been talking with me this week as we endure our difficult child's first time in the psychiatric hospital, and I greatly appreciate everything that you have all said to make me feel better about the whole situation. This is a question that centers more around the actual events that lead to the psychiatric hospital admission, and I am worried. When we took difficult child to the ER, we had to tell her doctor that she had been drinking....our difficult child has NEVER drank before, and we don't really drink either. The only reason we had alcohol in our house was because it was left over from our wedding reception, which was OVER A YEAR AGO. And since we don't drink, hardly ever, it has been sitting there this whole time. No one has touched it, and if I had EVER thought there was a possibility she would, I never would have left it in the house. Anyway, her tox screen came back clean, so whatever she drank was out of her system by the time they did the test. But my mom used to work at a hospital in the ER, and she said that anytime a child that age (13) comes in and has been drinking, they are required to report it to CPS, and that CPS will do an investigation. Not that I have anything to worry about, the alcohol has been removed from the home, and since we have cooperated with every recommendation made by the ER doctor by sending her to the psychiatric hospital, and we have cooperated with everything, treatment-wise that the psychiatric hospital has suggested, they don't have any case, right??? Like I said, we don't have anything to worry about, but it makes me nervous because we GOT her from CPS, and so they have an interest in her, even though they are no longer involved and the courts agreed that we were fit to care for her permanently. Do you even think that they will come to our house? And if so, how long does it take after a report is made before they start to investigate?