Will detox clinics tell my parents I'm in detox?

Will drug or alcohol detox clinics inform my parents that I have been admitted? What if I was underage...?

asked 24 May '12, 20:55

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Though alcohol is legal for those of a certain age, it is a controlled substance and is addictive.


Drug Detox

Drug detox can be life threatening and must be taken seriously.


Drug Rehab

Many people choose to detox in drug rehab clinics when it is available.


Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox can be fatal if not monitored in a medical setting.


Alcohol Rehab

Detox is often the first step of alcohol rehab programs, as it returns the user to a sober equilibrium.

Legal age varies from state to state, but if you are of legal age in your state then NO, you are considered an adult.

If you fall into the under legal age for your state, then yes they are legally obligated to.


answered 28 Jun '13, 17:10

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Detox is a medical procedure, and is delivered by licensed medical professionals. They have to follow the laws of their state, which almost always require them to notify parent or guardian of minors (for permission to treat).

Of course some Detox centers are "cooler" than others. There are many ways to deal with addiction, and ALL of them involve figuring out what is going on behind the scenes, why the person is drinking so heavily, etc. and that means finding out about the family situation. If the counselor is cool, he or she will work it out with YOU not them, and then approach them when you've agreed on how best to do that. If you cooperate with the treatment, of course.


answered 08 Jan '14, 16:44

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