I am a drug addict who is using now. In Jan of this year I attended a rehab facility which was great. I stayed cleaned for 3 months and had a relapse and I continued going to rehab which I then was cleaned for almost 6 MONTHS...NOW THAT I RELAPSED I CANT SEEM TO STAY CLEAN ANYMORE. I NEED AN INPATIENT PLACE Where I CAN STAY IN . CAUSE I CANT DO IT OUTPATIENT. IT ALSO DOESNT HELP ME Living WITH MY BOYFRIEND WhO USES MARIJUANA AND AND METH SECRET LY..I HAVE NO Family to help me out .please I need help
Find a lawyer who has had this issue in front of your judge. Ask that lawyer these questions and you will get the best advice. Wednesday afternoons are good to call around and see who will take your call. Call first to get a feel of the lawyer, then go in after you get some feedback on the phone.
First, good for you for realizing and seeking help. Hopefully, you can kick this and be well for your child.
Now, I don't think putting your child in foster care will be the best option. By doing so, you make your child a ward of the State. This means the State will probably not give your child back until you have jumped through a thousand hoops. (This isn't to say the State is out to get people with drug problems, simply that it is very difficult to remove a child from services.)
I would think a better course of action would be to find a trusted person, whether here in Utah, or with family outside of Utah, and give that person temporary guardianship of your child. Temporary guardianship is not a panacea, but it gives the trusted person the legal authority he or she needs to care for your child, and it gives you the opportunity to come back when you're clean to regain full custody of your child.
If you want the help of a lawyer to effectuate guardianship, you should hire one. Almost no one will do it for free, but it is well worth the investment.
Good luck. Get well.
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