A good friend has a daughter who is still under 21 and involved with the juvenile justice system. She has put her parents thru the mill. Her parents are tough love advocates and good loving parents. her dad told me about this resource and I am passing it on:
Thanks for the links. I've been reading through parts of them. I have to admit, I get PTSD reading some of it.
The involuntary commit is something we did with our son. We didn't initially have him committed to a substance abuse treatment facility, but that was the goal. We initially had him signed in against his will to a psychiatric facility. Fortunately for us, the doctor there agreed that difficult child was was a threat to himself and others because of the drugging. It was a fine line, but we were fortunate that he worked with us. Eventually, difficult child was transferred to a different facility once the crisis bed was needed.
My difficult child was a minor then, and although one has to want to get better, "nudging" them is sometimes necessary. While they are high, of course they don't want to agree to treatment.
I've bookmarked the site and will continue to read.