The law may very state to state but in Texas you can the only problem is without a judge doing it they will only hold the person for 72 hours. If you can prove they are a danger to there self or someone else then a judge may agree to it. I know its hard to do that. I had to do it to my dad when i was 17
In NC it is called a voluntary commit. We had trouble with my wife's dad when he was drunk she signed him in to a mental ward well you got to start some were. When he got out he told her that if she ever done that again he would kill her. But we ant had no more trouble out of him since. He has quit drinking now he had a stroke few yrs later and we still take care of him.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.