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I have experienced very similar situations to what you describe, Adrienne, where the family is asking for us to “lock up” the client or enforce treatment in some way that is unethical, not legal, nor what the client wants. Most of the time I’ve been asked this is in relation to clients who are using substances. It has been very distressing for myself at times to navigate these conversations with families and I have even been confronted by a family about this while in the middle of a court proceeding for the client. These type of situations have by far been the hardest challenge I have faced with families. Trying to explain to them what we are and aren’t able to do, why the client’s right to make their own decisions is important, while also hearing their concerns empathetically.