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theiatroquestrian
05-29-2013, 09:10 PM
What happens if you have a sober companion, like a live-in rather than on-call, and they find out you relapsed a week or so ago and have been hiding it from them?

Going along with that scenario:

a) Who, if anyone, would they have to tell?
b) Would they commit you somewhere? In this particular case, you have a history of noncompliance when it comes to this kind of help.
-----------> If yes, when you come back from whereve you wind up, will you have another coach, and would it be the same person?
-----------> If no, would they stay with you, or would you receive a different kind of outpatiend care now that this has happened?
c) What happens to your job? Does it depend on what you do, or is there a regulation of any kind that comes directly with your having this companion?
and d) This is more of a general question, but it's applicable to the main issue: Under which circumstances do track marks appear on the arms, are they able to be hidden, and how long (if at all) does it take them to fade?


Thank you!

storygirl99
05-29-2013, 11:32 PM
I've never heard of anyone with a court-ordered sober live-in companion, although it might be a legal option I don't know about for someone who can afford to pay for it. if the person has not been court-ordered to rehab, the scenario is totally dependent upon the philosophy of the companion or attending rehab facility. If it is not court-ordered, they would not be able to make you do anything against your will.

There is no one size fits all for rehab, and the bottom-line is that if the addict fights it, it ain't gonna happen. If the person is non-compliant, they'll likely end up back on the street unless there is a legal reason to throw them in jail.

In terms of jobs, once again, it depends. Most employers won't tolerate a drug using employee, and if they have let them take off time for rehab and the addict hasn't complied that is grounds for termination.

If you are writing fiction, you can find a way to make a lot of things work in the world of your story. For example, if you want the employer to keep the addict on, just invent a good reason. Also, with creative sentencing, you can likely invent a scenario that will allow your sober companion to do almost anything you want--like report to a rehab facility or get admitted to a facility for non-compliance.

cornflake
05-29-2013, 11:38 PM
What happens if you have a sober companion, like a live-in rather than on-call, and they find out you relapsed a week or so ago and have been hiding it from them?

Going along with that scenario:

a) Who, if anyone, would they have to tell?
b) Would they commit you somewhere? In this particular case, you have a history of noncompliance when it comes to this kind of help.
-----------> If yes, when you come back from whereve you wind up, will you have another coach, and would it be the same person?
-----------> If no, would they stay with you, or would you receive a different kind of outpatiend care now that this has happened?
c) What happens to your job? Does it depend on what you do, or is there a regulation of any kind that comes directly with your having this companion?
and d) This is more of a general question, but it's applicable to the main issue: Under which circumstances do track marks appear on the arms, are they able to be hidden, and how long (if at all) does it take them to fade?


Thank you!

Do you mean someone the individual hired of his or her own accord or someone a job hired as a contingency of the person's continued employment or whatever?

If the latter, depends on the terms when the agreement was put in place.

As to question b, absolutely not, that's basically impossible.

Track marks are serial - you can hide injection marks if that's your goal. Don't inject on your arms or someplace visible would be the easiest way to avoid cursory detection.

ArtsyAmy
05-30-2013, 05:10 PM
I imagine that if a person hires a sober coach, the subject of "what will be done in the case of relapse" is something that would be covered at the outset. Seems to me the answer would be different for different coaches and different clients.