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    Overweight - take away their rights and send them to "rehab"??

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    I've always been curious as to what people think about this subject...

    If you're anorexic or bulemic and putting yourself at risk of disorders, diseases and death your family can legally gain control of you in this way, send you to rehab where they'll monitor your food intake and metal health, all that...In hopes of "curing" your disorder.

    Same thing with drug addicts - a judge can send you to rehab, too.

    What about the reverse - should families of people who are obese be able to take away their rights (since obesity can lead to diseases, disorders and death, as well) ... and send them to weight-loss rehab?


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    I don't actually know what I feel about this...I'm a firm believer in others not being able to control my life - one way or another. Anorexia or Obesity...Nope, not anyone's call buy mine.
    At the same time, I know that people who would opt for intervention are doing it only out of love and concern.
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    It's a tough call. Yes, we love them, we are afraid for them and it certainly grieves us to watch them destroy themselves. BUT, an addict can only get better if they have the desire to do so themselves. If there is a desire but perhaps not the willpower to recover, then it might be a case where that would be ok and still work.

    Sheesh, these gray areas make my head hurt! LOL

    This is an interesting topic. I'll be intrigued to see if we can discuss it without a catfight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fridaynightgirl View Post
    It's a tough call. Yes, we love them, we are afraid for them and it certainly grieves us to watch them destroy themselves. BUT, an addict can only get better if they have the desire to do so themselves. If there is a desire but perhaps not the willpower to recover, then it might be a case where that would be ok and still work.

    Sheesh, these gray areas make my head hurt! LOL

    This is an interesting topic. I'll be intrigued to see if we can discuss it without a catfight.
    i agree with you. they have rehab facilities for overeating and binge eating disorder (i believe it's going in the next DSM version) in addition to anorexia and bulimia. i think if a family is willing to stage an "intervention" or put their minor child in rehab go for it, it does help.
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    Most definitely YES.

    If a loved one is overeating to the point of harming themselves, they surely deserve the best treatment they can get, and I would certainly help them get it.

    Not everyone who is obese is a binge eater, but as was established in an earlier thread, we all pretty much agreed that the majority of obese people do overeat. It's a valid concern and a great question!
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    I think the idea is coming from the heart but like any other addiction you cant force someone to change unless they want to change.
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    Wasn't there a story out of Great Britian where a mother was investigated for child abuse because her little boy was obese?
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    Well, its all pretty much agreed that BMI is a bad way of determining obesity....so what's the standard and how do you go about testing who is "obese"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftover View Post
    Wasn't there a story out of Great Britian where a mother was investigated for child abuse because her little boy was obese?
    Yes, I watched a couple programs about it while I was in the UK visiting friends.





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    I don't agree with locking people up against their will in any case. You can't FORCE someone to stop what they are doing unless they want to. Rehab is a choice that other people can't make for you. You have to make that choice for yourself or it won't work anyway.
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    I think IF the person has a valid food addiction that is greatly endangering their health, then yes, rehab is a good idea. BUT, I don't think that anyone should be allowed to take away their rights or have them deemed unfit to make their own decisions unless they have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness as well. I would be very scared if our country allowed anyone to shuffle fat people into rehab facilities just because they are fat.
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