I️ have POA and just been granted guardianship over my 36 year old daughter she runs off on drug binges. How can I stop this legally?

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Can I have her put in a mental hospital to prevent her from leaving on these drug abuses to herself? She's going to end up overdosing.

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Dusty - I'm so sorry you're going through this h3ll. It is the worst nightmare for any parent to see his baby girl destroying herself.

My grandparents passed away early leaving my mother (the eldest) to raise her youngest brother (20 yrs her junior.) She went through the same drug problem with him for many years. He went from jail, to rehab to homeless countless times. It was rough. She tried to help him over and over, but it was no use. It was not until she stopped helping and let him swim or sink on his own that he decided to help himself.

Now, he's a long haul truck driver, married with two grown girls of his own.

I hope and pray that you and your daughter will have a happy ending, too.
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I believe if you are her legal guardian you can make the decision to admit her for drug/alcohol treatment. She will likely need to go to a medical detox unit first, then from there be transferred to the rehab facility. Some rehab centers may have on-site medical detox facilities, but many do not. I agree that a six month program might be the best option and may give her the best chance of staying clean and sober. It takes a long time to learn new habits and coping skills to replace the old unhealthy habits and addictions.
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The attorney who handled guardianship for you, or adult protective services, or even the court clerk where you were awarded guardianship should be able to answer questions about the type guardianship you were awarded. There's a guardisnship for finances which can be separate in some places from bodily guardianship.
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Unless your daughter seeks help & realizes she has an addiction it will be hard to help her.
I know you are concerned and you love her, but you can’t have her committed against her will nor make her go to rehab.
I see the statistics these days with heroin overdoses & its a true epidemic. It’s in affluent communities, middle class and poor areas. 
There are support groups for you that may help you cope with this, but you can’t make her stop. Offhand I don’t remember names of the support organization so I suggest you Google them in your area. 
Maybe your daughter will hit rock bottom and then realize she needs help. I hope that happens soon.
How terrible a mother has to go through this. You can only do the best you can. Addiction is a disease. 
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There are many kinds of drug treatment clinics you can put her into. It depends on the budget. But six months in the rehab, then see how she’s doing.
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Does she want to quit abusing drugs? Rehab cannot make an addicted person quit doing drugs The addicted person has to want to quit and be willing to go to rehab. Inpatient rehab is very expensive and there is a limit for what insurance will pay.
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To get a better perspective on drug addiction, please read Beautiful Boy, a memoir by David Sheff
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I have medical guardianship
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I think as guardian you can have her admitted to a drug rehab. That is what guardianship means. The person you got it on cannot make their own decisions. If forcing her to rehab will work,?,. You need to get the rules as guardian. What u can do and can't do.
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