Substance abuse services are provided to individuals who have an inability to pay for services elsewhere or are referred by Department of Human Services staff. Services are provided based on assessed need and assessment of where an individual is in the process of change.
We are available to assist families with a three party petition for alcohol commitment. To initiate a three party alcohol petition for commitment, three letters are needed. The information contained in the letters need to be within a one-year period. There are four criteria listed below which must be met and need to be addressed in the letters:
- By clear and convincing evidence, the person habitually lacks self-control as to the use of alcoholic beverages (i.e. frequency of use, quantity consumer).
- By clear and convincing evidence, the person uses alcoholic beverages to the extent their health is impaired to endangered (i.e. elevated liver, kidney damage, alcohol in blood, delirium tremors).
- By clear and convincing evidence, the person uses alcoholic beverages to the extent their social or economic functioning is disrupted (i.e. family issues, employment problems, financial difficulties).
- By clear and convincing evidence, the person’s pattern of conduct is dangerous to themselves or others (i.e. driving while intoxicated, physical altercations, falling, not eating, blackouts).
To learn more about Wisconsin’s Substance Abuse Services, visit their website at http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/substabuse/INDEX.HTM
More information may also be obtained by contacting Chippewa County Human Services at 715-726-7788.