Commitment of a Person Abusing Alcohol and/or Drugs (Section 35)

Find out what a Section 35 petition is, who can request one, who is eligible for one, and what treatment is like.

A Section 35 petition is a civil proceeding for persons with an addiction. It allows for the involuntary commitment to a treatment facility for up to 90 days of an individual ( called a “respondent") who has an addiction to alcohol and/or legal or illegal drugs.

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