Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: civil outpatient commitment

Escaping from AOT: The Importance of the Incident with the Candle

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At my AOT hearing, in response to a question about whether I had had any problems with substance use, my counselor said that there had been “an incident with a candle.” There has never been an incident with a candle, but now it is enshrined in my permanent record, so vague and so general that it could mean anything.